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:
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
"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)
Yes, it was easy to listen to and easy to apply to my current situation
The clear concepts
Susan Bennett has a very soothing and accurate voice. I purchased another book, just because she was narrating it.
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.
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.
Talk of punishment, how it works and doesn't work.
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.
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.
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.
I have recommended this book to many.
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.
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.
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.
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