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Publisher's Summary

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish's down-to-earth, respectful approach to parenting has improved the lives of countless families throughout the world. Now, the authors' wisdom and advice are collected in this concise new edition of How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be - an essential workbook and audio guide to their widely embraced and empowering methods of parenting - uniquely designed for busy parents on the go.

Faber and Mazlish address the struggles parents face every day. By listening to this recording and doing the workbook exercises, you'll learn how to:

  • Deal with your children's strong emotions
  • Set firm limits and still maintain goodwill
  • Express your angry feelings without being hurtful
  • Engage your children's cooperation
  • Resolve family conflicts peacefully

Loaded with real-life stories and answers to commonly asked questions, this new multimedia edition demonstrates simple, proven skills that can make relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

©2013 Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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Summery of 'How to Talk'

If you listened to 'How to Talk', you don't need this one. A lot of stuff are the same.

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For practical applications

This book is by far the best parenting book I have read. Many parenting books talk about why children behave and talk in certain ways without recommendations on what to do. This book is full of practical applications. I put ticket only liked various demonstrations of how things typically go versus what we could do differently. I would recommend this book to anyone who are struggling as to how to talk to their kids.

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Real life book

Real kids behavior problems
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For parents of toddlers

This is a good read for parents of toddlers and pre-teens. Not recommended for parents of teens.

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  • Calli
  • GA, United States
  • 07-02-17

Great highlight book

Not a full reading of any of their books but a good highlight reel or primer if you're wondering how they think.

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Good insight bad narration

The child's voice in the narration made me cringe and made it hard to listen too:)

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Great condensed content and cases, it seemed my own story!

Don't think this book is incomplete because it lasts only one hour! The theory is easily explained as a case studio. I used the techniques the very same day I heard it. Now I am listening a second time, and my wife is too.

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very short version

I was surprised to find this book so short. I seems to be a condensed version of a longer book, that I wish I had bought instead.

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Empowering and Inspiring

I love these ladies and their books. So helpful and uplifting, with both thought provoking ideas and usable strategies. They truly value the parent-child relationship.

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  • GudGurl
  • 04-01-16

Very helpful

Full of tips that can be easily implemented. Just need to ensure that you're familiar with the principals.

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  • Margaret
  • 05-01-15

Quick means to improved parenting

Listening to Adele and Elaine was a big rough on the ears, but they provide such valuable insight into parenting that it's worth it. And I suppose their voices have stuck in my mind along with their advice! Well worth the listen.