A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of the international best-seller The Boston Globe dubbed "The Parenting Bible".
For over 35 years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele's daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, tailor How to Talk's powerful communication skills to children ages two to seven.
Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the young kids in your life.
What do you do with a little kid who...won't brush her teeth...screams in his car seat...pinches the baby...refuses to eat vegetables...runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.
This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers.
©2017 Joanna Faber and Julie King (P)2017 Simon & Schuster
Just by starting to acknowledge feelings there is a noticeable progress. I am happy the authors noticed the previous book was neglecting children in the age range.
There were so many times when this book anticipated my "Yeah, but..." thoughts and doubts. Well written, fun to listen to, and lots of tools to practice using with my 3 boys all 7 and under.
I'm sorry but this book gives perfect scenarios with equally perfect solutions . I can't help but feel all the parents used in this book are upper middle class with expendable amounts of time and resources, it could just be the persons voice that irks me who knows ! Not everyone's kid is a little Asher or Sebastian who gets it the second time you explain something . The reality is to be that composed and on All of the time is preposterous. I lose it with my kids all the time sometimes it's justified others not I'm a adult and have stresses and anxiety just like the next person . Our kids are hitting all the marks developmentally could I exercise a little diplomacy or tact ? Yes, but the reality is we are two parents working full time trying to make ends meet in a country that doesn't care about its young or old it's tough , we like most don't live in a perfect world , we are a product of our environment, just as our kids are . Do the best you can do teach you kids to be kind courageous and honest . That said it is a reminder at best that we are not alone some of the scenarios are comedic and eerily reminiscent of my kid . Each child is a seed that needs nurturing and understanding , also that we could all use a little tact and diplomacy in our everyday interactions with our little ones .
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