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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 2016

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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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    Arlen 01-20-17
    Arlen 01-20-17
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    "new mom in me !!!"

    I love how all this new skills can be used on everyone not just our kids. Is a new way to live life by. This is a great gift for any parent.

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    Dkaufmn 01-18-17
    Dkaufmn 01-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Overall good"

    I thought a lot of the book gave good value. Just like any book it offers an opinion and you need to gather your own. A lot of the examples I think may work but also may not work so it is important not to give up trying. Over all listening to adult parenting books I find helpful just to give you different aspect of how to deal with issues you may be dealing with on a day to day life. Also I found this could be helpful with adults

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kasey 01-17-17
    Kasey 01-17-17
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    "absolutely amazing"

    absolutely amazing this book is exactly what I needed with my 4 kids! all under 10!

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    Richard 01-12-17
    Richard 01-12-17
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    "Awesome book & narration!"

    Susan keeps a very consistent Style throughout. Samantha Stevens-esque it os uncanny! Good book!

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    Damon Douglas 01-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Life changing"

    This book and these concepts are evergreen, situations may change but the concepts and their ability to help parents remain useful through the years. Amazing!

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    Marianna R. 01-04-17
    Marianna R. 01-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Every parent should read this book"

    When new parents are going thru birthing classes, they should be receiving this book as guide to parenting. Because learning to be a parent is not just to know how to behave and react in the delivery room, it's a lifetime of knowing how to help your child to be respectful and self confident in a strange world, to know how to become a great adult.

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    Heather Skowronsky 01-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, helps a lot"

    This book really helped me learn how to understand my kids a little better and speak to them in a way that relays that I understand how they are feeling and I respect them as individuals. I have only read this book this weekend and started using some of the tips and have already noticed an improvement with my children's behavior. I plan to read it at least one more time to really heed the information they provide.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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