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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk | [Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish]

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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    donna 07-03-15
    donna 07-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Every parent needs this tool"

    This is an amazing necessity for all parents and even no parents who engage in conversation with anyone! It is a life changer on how we should be with ourselves and others.

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    chris 04-26-15
    chris 04-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Best parenting advice I've read"

    Great practical advice for all parents who know they could be doing "the job" better! So good I'm buying the physical book as well.

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    Michael New Providence, NJ, United States 04-24-15
    Michael New Providence, NJ, United States 04-24-15 Member Since 2005
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    "If you are willing to improve communication, read!"

    This book is the most comprehensive, detailed, and factual book on communication I have listened to. It is a must if you deal with kids, and many adult situations.
    This book is similar to "crucial conversations", but more comprehensive and targeting children.

    A great alternate book for 'controlling' conversations (for adults) is 'pitch anything'.

    I am an analytical person, these books break down the art of communication into a science, empowering the reader to take action.

    Get this book now!!

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    Hamada Auckland, New Zealand 04-21-15
    Hamada Auckland, New Zealand 04-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "parent centric"

    It is a very parent centric approach to parenting rather than child centric. It helped me as a parent feel justified and validated but it really didn't help the communication with my children

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    Jacqui France 04-14-15
    Jacqui France 04-14-15
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    "This is one of my favorite books."

    It goes beyond how to speak so your children will listen and how to listen so your children will speak. It teaches us how to communicate with respect and still be honest with how we are feeling

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    Clodagh Cahill Oman 04-14-15
    Clodagh Cahill Oman 04-14-15 Member Since 2014

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    "If your pregnant, buy this book, get a headstart"
    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?

    Brilliant. I am listening to it again just absorb it a little more. It is a virtual tool box for raising healthy, happy children. Read this book first. And I love all the letters from parents, it lets me know I am not alone.


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    caroline j graber 03-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Life changing"

    This book literally changed the way I talk (and listen) to my children and our lives are all better for it. Before reading I felt stuck in an endless loop of talking without being heard, getting frustrated and repeating the same cycle over and over again. The simple and easy to understand tools in this book allowed me to break out of the cycle and the difference was immediate. I feel empowered and more connected than ever to both of my children aged 3 and 5. My husband is listening to the book now as well and I plan to play it again as a reminder if I fall back into old habits. I highly recommend reading to all parents!

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    Clifva Budke SANTEE, CA, US 02-25-15
    Clifva Budke SANTEE, CA, US 02-25-15
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    "Wish I would've read this years ago!"

    My children are all grown up however, I now teach children's ministry. I know that what I've learned in this book will help me tremendously. Thank you

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    jonavon 02-24-15
    jonavon 02-24-15
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    "The most useful relationship book I've ever read."

    This audio book is an absolute revelation. the techniques described can be used in Business, marriage, and with family.

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