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

by Adele Faber , Elaine Mazlish

Number of pages: 368

Publisher: Scribner

BBB Library: Parenting

ISBN: 9781451663884

About the Authors

Adele Faber : Faber is an internationally acclaimed expert on communication between adults and


Elaine Mazlish : Mazlish is an internationally acclaimed expert on communication between adults and


Editorial Review

Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be effective with your children. 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. Recently revised and updated with fresh insights and suggestions, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk is full of practical, innovative ways to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships. 

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"How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk teaches parenting skills that preserve the dignity and humanity of both parents and children." La Leche League

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By punishing a child, we actually deprive him of the very important inner process of facing his own misbehavior.

The problem with punishment is that it doesn’t work. Instead of the child feeling sorry for what he has done and thinking about how he can make amends, he becomes preoccupied with revenge fantasies.

Just having someone understands how much you want something makes reality easier to bear.

Often a sympathetic silence is all a child needs.

When upset or hurting, our children can help themselves if they have a listening ear and an empathic response.

The language of empathy does not come naturally to us. To become fluent in this new language of acceptance, we have to learn and practice its methods.