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How to Talk So Kids Can Learn

At Home and In School
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)

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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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Fine, but pretty basic

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

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  • Heather
  • PLEASANT GROVE, UT, United States
  • 09-07-16

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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  • Sharon
  • Sacramento, CA, United States
  • 11-22-11

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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Is that all??

A nice set of examples on how to apply the how to talk concepts in a school environment as well as with colleagues. No new concepts. Should just be a section in the how to talk book. Not enough content for its own book.