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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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    Greg Thomas 04-26-17
    Greg Thomas 04-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great resource, has helped me a lot."

    This book has so many great exercises and has been really helpful in giving me tools to be a better parent.

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    Elena 04-25-17
    Elena 04-25-17
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    "Great listen"

    I've read many books on parenting, but some are very difficult to absorb and implement the suggestions. This book has clear roadmap to follow. I liked the last chapter where all strategies and tactics were recapped. Planning on listening again, to make sure everything sunk in :)

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    A. Griffin Massachusetts 04-14-17
    A. Griffin Massachusetts 04-14-17 Member Since 2012
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    "empowering"

    it works! I've applied these techniques several times while listening to this book. I'm thankful for it and so are my kids (unknowingly; of course).

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    Marsha Hollist 03-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent ideas for helping with your kids"

    This is even helpful for communication with childish adults. It's really about understanding how your own speech affects your ability to communicate with others and how kids tend to interpret our words.

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    lilia diaz 03-18-17
    lilia diaz 03-18-17
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    "Helpful "

    I highly recommend this book to patents, older siblings and teachers. The best examples and advise. It's transforming my family and teaching.

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    Jose Castillo Miami, Florida United States 03-15-17
    Jose Castillo Miami, Florida United States 03-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I didn't want it to finish!!!!"

    Absolutely loved it! Greatfull for all the lessons and clever perspective. A most read for all parents with children and young adults of all ages and types of relationships.

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    Amazon Customer 03-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "this is a great book for everyone who has children"

    I love it, working as an au pair ask me work with the kids most of the time. Before this book, I often get trouble with dicipline my host kids. but now, everything get much easier, I keep practicing what I got from this book and the relationship between me and my host kids get better a lot. highly recommend for this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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