How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Paperback – Oct 6 1999
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"An exceptional work, not simply just another 'how to' bookAll parents can use these methods to improve the everyday quality of their relationships with their children." -- Fort Worth Star Telegram
"Faber and Mazlish are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation." -- Parent Magazine
"Practical, sensible, lucid the approaches Faber and Mazlish lay out are so logical you wonder why you read them with such a burst of discovery." -- Family Journal
"Will bring about more cooperation from children than all the yelling and pleading in the world." -- Christian Science Monitor
About the Author
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are internationally acclaimed, award-winning experts on adult-child communication. Both lecture nationwide, and their group workshop programs are used by thousands of groups throughout the world to improve communication between children and adults.See all Product Description
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I didn't think I'd find a book that hit the nail on the head as perfectly as this one, but lo and behold! This book is flawless! It's a light read, but PACKED with truly useful content.
There were several "AHA!" moments in reading it... I would say to myself, "Of COURSE! That's exactly how I felt as a kid!" [helpless, insulted, powerless, resigned, apathetic]. I could look back and admit how much better I would have behaved if I had felt respected, acknowledged, and empowered to help resolve a situation.
The exercises and examples do an excellent job of putting up a mirror to the reader's face. They challenge the parent to experience their own words from the child's perspective. It's difficult to back away from the controlling habit; it's tough for parents to let go of the "I'm the parent, and I'm in charge here" card. But when the book asks point-blank, "How would you feel if someone responded to you in this way...? How about if they responded like this instead...?", there is just no room for argument! It suddenly 'clicks' to the reader just how fruitless these power-struggles really are. And the book replaces these old habits with better tools - ones that will really get results.
I love that the authors stress putting yourself in the child's shoes. Too few "experts" willingly concede that kids are human beings deserving of (and craving) the same respect we want for ourselves. I also love that the case studies show that kids whose feelings are respected are more likely to learn to respect others' feelings. That is such a simple truth, and so many child-rearing books overlook it.
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Most amazing book! Easy to read and follow. I feel confident that I am raising confident, independent and well adjusted kids thanks to the strategies in this book. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Style Siren
Proven to work. A lot of great parenting advice in this little, easy to ready book.Published 1 month ago by Muskoka Mike
Be aware that this is short and the recording is quite dated but the information is timeless.Published 1 month ago by Niall Brown
If you only read one parenting book, this should be it--my parenting Bible!Published 4 months ago by Christine Rogers
I found this book to be a very easy to read book. I really enjoyed reading it and it was very informative in demonstrating a new way to Listen and Talk to kids in such a way that I... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Martha Pitre
This is an AMAZING parenting book with so many helpful tips. The ideas in this book are wonderful, and the main idea - that accepting your child's feelings is incredibly important... Read morePublished 6 months ago by FireAndEarth
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