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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

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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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    Larry Saratoga, ca, United States 01-05-14
    Larry Saratoga, ca, United States 01-05-14
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    "Instant Application"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was easy to listen to and easy to apply to my current situation


    What did you like best about this story?

    The clear concepts


    Have you listened to any of Susan Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Susan Bennett has a very soothing and accurate voice. I purchased another book, just because she was narrating it.


    Any additional comments?

    Unlike other parenting books, these techniques could be applied instantly to everyday situations. This is a recommended reading or listening material for any parent who wants a closer relationship with their child.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    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

    Rob Thomas

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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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    Susan McColgan 08-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Life changing"

    This book has made me a better parent and person. Every time I was skeptical, the authors anticipated the doubt and addressed it. I was shocked at how well my 4 yo and 2 yo responded to my new skills.

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    Carole J Perry 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The hype is real"

    An absolute parenting must. Wildly insightful, fantastically informative, and inspiring, all parents should learn the contents of this book by heart.

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    Heidi Canada 08-08-16
    Heidi Canada 08-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "everyone should listen to it!"

    loved it, so useful, will listen to it a second time, highly recommend, try it

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    Bimmaman 08-02-16
    Bimmaman 08-02-16

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    "Must Read book for all parents and to-be parents"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to many.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this should be a required read for all parents and to-be parents. The book takes you through your own journey and helps you relate with the issues you may be having. The Audio book is a little tougher because many examples require you to write things and follow along. I listened to it via driving, but paused and thought through the questions before continuing.

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    Mildred Collazo 07-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read book for every parent."

    I am eager to start practicing. I'm sure it'll take several readings. if everyone read and applied the principles, in a matter of a couple of generations we'll have no more hate, or wars. yes, I think the book is that powerful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas E. Tudor Evans, GA 07-22-16
    Thomas E. Tudor Evans, GA 07-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Changed my luck!"

    If it's lucky to have good relationships then I wasn't very lucky. Thankfully I found this book and my luck begin to change. What a practical and immediately applicable to the lessons in this book provide. I searched to find ways to raise my children so that they would not experience what I had experienced under my parents tutelage. For my life to be emotionally tolerable required many years of purging negative messages, transactional analysis, psychotherapy, counseling, pastoral prayer, self-help, meditation college continuing education workshops and travel. Would that I could have had this book with me from the beginning how much richer those experiences could've been. I've listen to the book twice on audio and I certainly plan to buy it in hardcover and search for workshop in my area. What a wonderful performance! Point what a valuable and practical to for talking to others for talking to oneself and forgetting lucky in relationships.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yousef A. 07-13-16
    Yousef A. 07-13-16
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    "Examples are hard to be true "

    I loved the techniques. They are great, but the examples scenario are hard to believe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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