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

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.

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3 Comments

Anonymous on November 12, 2019 at 9:25 PM.

This book works – it’s not a rehash of a million lame magazine article tips This book works. It’s hard to believe but if you read each chapter and do the exercises (for practice) and then try it out on your kids (or in my case, my kindergarten aged niece) — it actually works! Here’s an example: my niece was having a WWIII type of tantrum one day because her candy cane had broken in half. (It was Christmas time.) Her parents, older sister, grandma, everyone was telling her that it was no big deal, she can have another candy cane, it will still taste just the same,…

Anonymous on November 12, 2019 at 9:35 PM.

Kids DO come with a handbook. Lol Every parent needs this book. This book is really great. At first it can seem really ….well… cheesy. But when you actually apply the methods…. man oh man is it cool. It feels really great to be able to talk to my kids without yelling. Also they can talk to me much easier. Even with my younger guy (3yrs old) I have been able to acknowledge his feelings when he is going off of the “deep-end” and calm him down. Usually it would be me yelling at him to “chill out! You don’t have to freak…

Anonymous on November 12, 2019 at 10:05 PM.

Best parenting book I’ve read (out of about 30) Best parenting book I’ve read (out of about 30). I recommend this to anyone who spends lots of time with children or other people. I read a lot of parenting books (I love to read, and I love books, and I’m a parent of twin toddlers. I’m also a pediatrician). Often others (husband, friends) want to know about them without having to actually take the time to read them. This book is perfect for that. It has great summaries, many specific examples, and the pictures (comics) are actual examples that…