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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Audiobook

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment
  • Express your strong feelings without being hurtful
  • Engage your child's willing cooperation
  • Set firm limits and maintain goodwill
  • Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
  • Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise
  • Resolve family conflicts peacefully

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 07-18-13
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 07-18-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Super helpful book!"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Roz DECATUR, GA, United States 04-16-13
    Roz DECATUR, GA, United States 04-16-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Needs note to support the listening."
    Where does How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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. <br/>


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk?

    Talk of punishment, how it works and doesn't work.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqui France 04-14-15
    Jacqui France 04-14-15
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    "This is one of my favorite books."

    It goes beyond how to speak so your children will listen and how to listen so your children will speak. It teaches us how to communicate with respect and still be honest with how we are feeling

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Davin Chitra 08-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic"

    Loved this book! It was truely an eye opener to listen to. I will likely be revisiting this one in the future!

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    Tara 08-09-17
    Tara 08-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A must-listen for parents, especially those with challenging children."

    I have 9 year old son that I struggled with for years and recently learned he's on the autism spectrum. This book conquers all and has really helped to remove the wedge in tough conversations and concerns. We're able to problem solve and understand each other without meltdowns, frustration and escalation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    InLA Los Angeles, CA 07-28-17
    InLA Los Angeles, CA 07-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "AMAZING manual for how to parent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk to be better than the print version?

    The voice on this version is soothing ideally suited for the subject matter.


    What did you like best about this story?

    great examples and easy to follow instructions. Very inciteful on how to maneuver around the tricky landmines of how to handle young children and how to discipline. Great stories on how other parents tried to deal with and resolved their issues and also very forgiving on your own feelings of frustration and guilt.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this highly to all parents. Excellent

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    Jenna 07-13-17
    Jenna 07-13-17
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    "Excellent content. Could be supported by physical work sheets"

    Ton of great content, but sometimes hard to follow given the pace. Reading a physical copy and allowing time to digest and think through exercises could be helpful. Would be great if there was a work sheet PDF with the audio. Otherwise, excellent book, both the content, and audio

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    Davinder 07-13-17
    Davinder 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    This book has changed my family's life 😍 I highly recommend it to anyone that's around kids.

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    Patrick AUSTIN, TX, United States 07-02-17
    Patrick AUSTIN, TX, United States 07-02-17 Member Since 2008
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    "A game changer for parents"

    This is absolutely my favorite parenting book of all time. I have applied these ideas in this book to my daughters for years now to with great effect. My relationship with my daughters has deepened and grown as a direct result of this book.

    My kids, now pre-teen, really do now talk to me about just about anything on their mind and respect my own thoughts and opinions. I feel like they have a good handle on the scarier aspects of life and absolutely do trust me enough to bring up any concern or question they have. They know I am always on their side, they take on their own responsibility to themselves and the family, and they do not need to fear arbitrary punishment, which only creates distance and mistrust in the relationship.

    Best parenting book ever!

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    06-17-17
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    "Love this!!"

    I loved this it has help me soo much. just keep pushing through and I am really starting to use the book to better my relationship with my Kids!!

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