From America's leading experts on parent-child communication, authors of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry, comes a breakthrough guide telling parents and techers how to handle one of the burning issues of our day: how to motivate kids to succeed in school at a time when schools are rife with violence and many students are openly rebellious.
Teaming up with two award-winning teachers who well know the problems of our faltering school system, Faber and Mazlish adapt their unique, time-tested communication strategies to the specific concerns of the classroom.
Once again using the dramatically effective "dialogue" technique (what to say and how and when to say it) that has made their work famous worldwide, they illustrate how to use this method to help kids handle the schoolwork and behavioral and peer problems that interfere with the learning process.
©1995 Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (P)1995 Simon & Schuster
I'm a big fan of this series of books, but this abridged version just didn't have enough meat on it. I wish I'd bought the paperback instead.
As a teacher this book is a "MUST READ". This book is Less then a two hour listen, and has transformed my classroom climate dramatically. With that being said this book was designed as a reiteration of "How to talk so kids will listen, and how to listen so kids will talk" for the classroom specifically. The book starts off slow, but once it gets into its actual content it was life changing.
I did not like the different volumes the program took when changing in between different voices. the story itself is good for teachers, not necessarily for parents wanting to homeschool.
I have an amazing 6 year old. She can do so many things, but when she shuts down on me it over. This book has given me some things to work on. I am learning better ways to communicate and have her actually speak back to me without screaming or disrespect. . The paths they have given are great opportunities to get your kids talking.
I have not yet finished this brief listen but I am disappointed so far. The conversations between the stereotypical characters made me roll my eyes--who knew that getting frustrated with kids isn't a good way to communicate with them?! The material here is probably evident to anyone that spends time with children.
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