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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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    Joshua Richter 09-10-16
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    "Best parenting book I've read so far!"

    I read this book because I've seen it suggested to me so many times I've looked for parenting books and I have to say I am really glad I did.
    The book is very easy to understand and the concepts are so simple. What I really liked is how they didn't just go over the concepts, they went over common questions posed by parents and how they and the parents worked out the answers. They also showed how parents had found ways to use the skills taught in this book. They really thought about how to put the book together so that parents can get the most out of the concepts and skills.
    On top of that, the skills really work if used correctly. I know it sounds "too good to be true" but I mean it when I say it worked almost immediately when I started using these skills with my two sons (one is 9 and has autism and ADD the other is 8 and has bipolar, ADHD and generalized anxiety disorder). It did take some time to work out the kinks with some of the skills not because they weren't good skills but because I needed to learn how to use them correctly for our family.
    I also started using these skills with the adults in my life that I have a hard time dealing with and it has helped a lot. Now I use the skills with everyone, especially when I am discussing something serious or unpleasant. The skills in this book have helped me become closer to my children, my husband, my nieces, and everyone else in my life.
    Thank you to the authors for such a wonderful book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George Bekmezian Chula Vista, CA United States 09-07-16
    George Bekmezian Chula Vista, CA United States 09-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A lot of great content"

    I am a father of 21 years. I have children ranging in age from 21 to 5 years old. I have tried many parenting techniques over the years. This book contains the best of those techniques and skills as well as many others it has taken me 21 years to find.

    Is this book perfect? Of course not. Is it principled? Absolutely. Do I agree with every concept it contains? Maybe. I am still working on them. I will be working with my wife and hope to get her to buy in on these principles so we can change how we parent together.

    In the end, I will end up buying this book in print. However, it has been great to listen through it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mandy 08-31-16
    Mandy 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Powerful, positive book"

    I loved it! It has great strategies that really work and great education on how to develop better relationships with our children! I would highly recommend this book to everyone.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    Silent

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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