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.
It is hard to hear all the things you are doing wrong, but this book is making my life so much better, I can hardly believe it. Family life is getting so much better as I learn to speak with these principles!
I read this book years ago but hearing the audio was incredibly powerful for actually putting the strategies into action. Highly recommended!
Loved it. Still loving it. Even implementing some of this skills has helped not only with my children's behavior but also our relationship. I will be listening again.
I loved the wonderful advice, but struggled to stay attentive when the author started talking about all of her other offerings, near the end of the book, before we could hear the rest of the book.
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!
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.
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