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How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk Audiobook

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

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Publisher's Summary

Internationally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have helped millions of families with their breakthrough, best-selling books How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Siblings Without Rivalry, and Liberated Parents, Liberated Children. Now, they return with a lively, down-to-earth guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. After years of research, lecturing, and feedback, Faber and Mazlish have developed an innovative approach to maintaining a candid, open, mutually respectful dialogue between parents and teens. It's a strategy that curbs conflict, reduces frustration, and promotes thoughtful communication about everything from curfews and drugs to schoolwork and sex.

Written in Faber and Mazlish's trademark accessible style, How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk takes you inside their acclaimed workshops where you will hear, in the words of both parents and teens, what's on the minds of families today. Packed with suggestions that are easy to implement, and reinforced with stories, this indispensable volume will help build a foundation for a healthy relationship that puts the emphasis on rapport rather than reprisals. From age-old concerns about cliques and dating to contemporary worries about binge drinking and cyberbullying, Faber and Mazlish help parents tackle problems before they get out of hand. In their warm, lucid, unpatronizing manner, the authors show families how to be supportive and stay connected during the challenging teenage years.

©2005 Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Amy 05-08-17
    Amy 05-08-17
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    "The authors are terrible at narration!"
    What would have made How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk better?

    Use the book for facts and helpful advice rather than a play by play story of their visit to a high school to give a workshop. Hire professional narrator, the authors are terrible at narrating. To get the best info, just read their How to Talk so Teens will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I will try another book by this author as long as they are not the narrator!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a professional narrator and use facts rather than stories.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk?

    The book is written like a play in which the author reads all characters but in different annoying voices.


    Any additional comments?

    I could not take another minute of listening to the author narrate the book. I returned the audio for my money back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bread nyc 09-11-17
    bread nyc 09-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good listen for parents with Teens"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk to be better than the print version?

    Enjoyed listening to the book. good advice how to engage teens as the grow older and start wanting to spend evenings out with friends.


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    Lunita 07-11-17
    Lunita 07-11-17
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    "Deceiving title"

    Hypothetical, theoretical book written in made believe setting. Only one advice in the whole book that may be applied to a real teen. Hence only 5 min worth.

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    C. Fox 06-19-17
    C. Fox 06-19-17
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    "Helpful practical suggestions for improving communication with teens"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. It's just the right length, very well narrated and full of real life examples of problems that parents of teens encounter and how to deal with them with our teens in a manner that fosters a healthy relationship. I may want to listen to it over and over again as my kids progress through the teen years.

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    Calif Mom 05-15-17
    Calif Mom 05-15-17
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    "Very helpful advice."

    I really enjoyed the suggestions in this book. These suggestion helped to enlighten me in seeing the difficult situations that arise with teens from their point of view. I cringed listening to the scenarios that were played out and how these parents reacted, because I had similar reactions in handling my teen. I was comforted in that I wasn't the only one thinking along these same lines. These tools presented in speaking with teens and seeing things thru their eyes make me feel better equipped to handle situations going forward. Thank you Adele and Elaine.

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    N. E. Woodard 04-16-17
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    "Not best voice of narrator but good material"

    Squeaky voice but good content. A b c d e f h h I j

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    Linda L 11-24-16
    Linda L 11-24-16 Member Since 2017
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    "don't waste your time"

    lousy book. terrible narrator. this was not useful or helpful. no real strategies. makes it seem like it'll talk about real help. just listening to your child's emotions. while you should do that, that is not enough. we need real strategies! sorry i bought this :(

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    chanafgira 08-27-16
    chanafgira 08-27-16
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    "I really have learned a lot from this book!"

    I don't like that I purchase it on audio and I'm not able to go back review, or just to go and listen to the entire book again.

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    Premier Cruiser Texas 01-21-16
    Premier Cruiser Texas 01-21-16
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    "Very knowledgeable!"

    I'm hoping to help my son and grandson with a communication problem. Also they have divorced and my grandson really has some issues. I'm hoping my son can get some help by listening to these.

    Thanks

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    Minh 12-11-15
    Minh 12-11-15
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    "I hate the overly dramatised story telling format of this book"

    Most of the techniques are already described from the original how to talk book. Only a section at the end is more relevant to teenagers.

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  • Avido
    8/23/17
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    "Narration made me cringe"

    There are some useful tidbits in this book but the narration made me cringe. Really cringe! Also there doesn't seem to be any evidence to back up the theory. The story describes a few weeks of parenting seminars and it isn't clear what real issues the parents' faced or whether they were resolved aside from 'improved communication'.

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  • Mrs. D. HANSON
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    7/25/17
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    "Really helpful for teenagers"

    I would have liked some easier to find summary points or a pdf with them on but overall really helpful to stay calm and keep the communication going

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