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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen Audiobook

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2017 Joanna Faber and Julie King (P)2017 Simon & Schuster

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    "It works"

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 07-10-17
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    "I want to be just like the authors"

    These authors emphasize the importance of remembering what it's like to be a kid. Big takeaways for me were to acknowledge feelings, describe what I see, be playful, give choices, and describe their wish fantasies. I've used these tools--now my daughter is hopping into her pajamas and likes to be carried to bed upside down. Really resonated with me and made me re-think how I talk to my daughter. Thanks!

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    "Love All the How to Talk Books"

    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.

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    "Must read for parents of small kids!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen to be better than the print version?

    I loved this book. My only regret is that I didn't read it earlier. My daughter is 5 and I learned a lot still.


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    "Changed my life"

    This book completely changed my perspective about how I should talk to my children. It radically changed what I say to my children. I have both the print and audio editions and really enjoyed listening to it so the parental voices became someone else's besides my own.

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    "I found the answer!"

    I knew there was some peaceful and loving way to treat my children and make them behave civilized without turning them into spoiled criminals in the process. This book changed my life and that of my kids for the good!!!

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    "Interesting, practical, useful."

    Thank you for writing this! I recommend to any parent. Was extremely helpful. Already seen improvements and got me thinking about it scientifically again instead if just flabbergasted parent.

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    "Awesome!!"

    this is one of the most gentle yet realistic books I've read!! the time invested is totally worth it and it's so interesting that you don't feel the time is passing by! 100% recommended!!

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    "Incredibly practical and effective parenting book!"

    I've spent a lot of precious hours reading books about parenting my 2 children. Hands down this is by far the best, most practical, most immediately effective and useful book I have found on the topic. I only wish I had been equipped with these tools earlier. I recommend this book to every parent of littles! I have also purchased a paper copy to keep on my nightstand for quick reference/refresher skimming on specific topics and struggles as the needs arise.

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    Rachel Bloomington, Illinois 10-26-17
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    "forever learning"

    I learned a lot and can't wait to try these techniques. Good narrating. Engaging information to try for all types of situations which I appreciated.

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    "Never too late to try different approaches"

    It's not a magic wound - nothing is. But there are some good tips and explanations. Happy I bought it.

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    "very-very-very good"

    Excellent performance from all the narrators and authors! Really enjoyable to listen and very informative. I'm still in progress to change how I'm with my kids along the advises from this book, but can say that after a week - loosely using the tools that are presented in the book - got some very positive changes.
    It also had some life gems for me. Never really understood why I couldn't take praises when I was a child myself, but after listening the part about praises, now finally understood what mistakes most of us do when praising one and another.
    The authors are not pretending to give you a 100% working examples, since all kids are different this would be impossible, but rather many-many good techniques and advises.

    Must "read" for all busy/stressed/normal parents :)

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