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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Audiobook

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this best-selling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.
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Publisher's Summary

The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new Foreword—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the number-one New York Times best-selling authors.

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this best-selling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:

  • Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment
  • Express your strong feelings without being hurtful
  • Engage your child's willing cooperation
  • Set firm limits and maintain goodwill
  • Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
  • Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise
  • Resolve family conflicts peacefully

Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

©2012 Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Will bring about more cooperation from children than all the yelling and pleading in the world." (Christian Science Monitor)

"An excellent book that’s applicable to any relationship." (Washington Post)

"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)

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    Roz DECATUR, GA, United States 04-16-13
    Roz DECATUR, GA, United States 04-16-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Needs note to support the listening."
    Where does How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I could benefit from notes accompanying the book. I don't think I will purchase the book, but given a choice, I would go with the book so that I could refer to it easily.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk?

    Talk of punishment, how it works and doesn't work.


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 07-18-13
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 07-18-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Super helpful book!"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk the most enjoyable?

    Every parent should read this book. Parenting is the hardest job I've ever had and Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish provide some extraordinarily helpful insights and approaches that actually work.


    Any additional comments?

    I have had less success applying the concepts in this book to my strong-willed daughter than to my easy-going son. This may be my fault, of course, as I may not be applying the concepts properly. Time to re-read and see.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Sellner 05-20-16
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    "great advice, worked with my kids"

    I loved hearing the personal stories and examples of how to talk and listen with your kids. I started using these techniques right away with my two young boys and saw an immediate difference. I have now started using the same techniques with my husband.

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    D. Thomas New Jersey 05-19-16
    D. Thomas New Jersey 05-19-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Be patient. This method works."

    Very helpful book. I needed to listen to some chapters more than once to take it in.

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    Alex Herr 04-18-16
    Alex Herr 04-18-16
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    "Everyone should read this!"

    Everyone should read this. Presented is a loving and respectful way to have a relationship with children.

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    ETPhonehome 04-09-16
    ETPhonehome 04-09-16
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    "A great classic"

    Such an amazing classic. I will be ordering the hard copy to keep for reference.

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    Jesse Aliano 04-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Powerful, life altering insight!"

    This book contains a new outlook for anyone struggling to connect in a positive way with any child. The book was not written to become an audiobook, it was written as a workbook, so some sections feel a little awkward. That said, the spoken word and the audio performance provided are invaluable in connecting to the content on a more emotional level. Very highly recommended!

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    Evan L. Nocks 04-08-16
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    "Excellent guide for raising kids!"

    This book has helped my wife and I connect to our children in amazing ways.

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    Noreen WICHITA FALLS, TX, United States 03-24-16
    Noreen WICHITA FALLS, TX, United States 03-24-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Talk & Listen. Listen & Talk"

    I wish I had this book decades ago. But it's never too late to learn new skills and have good tools for any generation. I'm a true believer of active listening, and this book amps up the skills for the reader. I will be practicing immediately the "problem solving techniques" and hone my receptors for feelings. I recommend this book to every parent or grandparent or anybody who has a child in their life. Bravo!

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    Jeremy 03-21-16
    Jeremy 03-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "highly recommend"

    found this book helpful. it offered suggestions on how to praise, recognize and accept the child's feelings, as well as explaining how their behaviour/actions makes me feel. I was looking for new communication techniques and I got plenty. some were successful immediately, some weren't. sometimes I tried a few of the author's suggestions with a child having a meltdown until one worked. I wanted to change how I was speaking to my kids and this book has helped. the work isn't in putting the author's advice into practice, it's in changing your own mindset as a parent and the toughest part is not going back to your old tactics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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