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How to Talk So Kids Can Learn

By: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish
Narrated by: Lisa Nyberg,Rosalyn Anstin Templeton
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Publisher's summary

From America's leading experts on parent-child communication, authors of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry, comes a breakthrough guide telling parents and techers how to handle one of the burning issues of our day: how to motivate kids to succeed in school at a time when schools are rife with violence and many students are openly rebellious.

Teaming up with two award-winning teachers who well know the problems of our faltering school system, Faber and Mazlish adapt their unique, time-tested communication strategies to the specific concerns of the classroom.

Once again using the dramatically effective "dialogue" technique (what to say and how and when to say it) that has made their work famous worldwide, they illustrate how to use this method to help kids handle the schoolwork and behavioral and peer problems that interfere with the learning process.

©1995 Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (P)1995 Simon & Schuster

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Too much abridgement

I'm a big fan of this series of books, but this abridged version just didn't have enough meat on it. I wish I'd bought the paperback instead.

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Audio volumes wye irregular

I did not like the different volumes the program took when changing in between different voices. the story itself is good for teachers, not necessarily for parents wanting to homeschool.

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Awesome insights

I have an amazing 6 year old. She can do so many things, but when she shuts down on me it over. This book has given me some things to work on. I am learning better ways to communicate and have her actually speak back to me without screaming or disrespect. . The paths they have given are great opportunities to get your kids talking.

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cheesy dialogue

I have not yet finished this brief listen but I am disappointed so far. The conversations between the stereotypical characters made me roll my eyes--who knew that getting frustrated with kids isn't a good way to communicate with them?! The material here is probably evident to anyone that spends time with children.

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Fine, but pretty basic

Just seemed like very basic information that any teacher should know. But good reminders I suppose.

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Enriching dramatization

Excellent entertaining story form format with examples and interacted dialogues to help you master how to talk to kids.

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Perfect for parents with children in school

This book is full of great insights into the mind of children, and how hard it is to be a teacher. I know this will help me be a better parent and better at relating to my children's teachers.

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A MUST READ for teachers

As a teacher this book is a "MUST READ". This book is Less then a two hour listen, and has transformed my classroom climate dramatically. With that being said this book was designed as a reiteration of "How to talk so kids will listen, and how to listen so kids will talk" for the classroom specifically. The book starts off slow, but once it gets into its actual content it was life changing.

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Must-get 4 parents & grandp's, teachers, nannies

Priceless read for all parents & grandparents! I'm addicted to all the authors series. Check them out. I'm not just a fan. I'm a clinical counselor pharmacist and mom of two sneaky boys.

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Not really a book, more like a short story

I expected a well laid out structure about "what every teacher and parent should know". There are some really great points. There is a path, however, you have to extract it from conversations that are like transcripts. Easy to listen to and quick if you have time...I was looking for something more educational. This is a personal emotional journey...

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