[How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk](How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish grew from a series of workshops the authors performed, and features battle-tested advice about communicating with children of all ages.
At its core, the techniques are simple and—after you’ve read them—obvious, mostly dealing with treating children with respect and listening to what they say. This doesn’t mean that they are simple to implement, though, so the majority of the book consists of hands-on examples of the techniques in action and stories of successes and challenges parents using the methodology have experienced.
The techniques Faber and Mazlish describe are not gimmicks or tricks, but simply the cornerstones of effective communication, as applied to children. Reading the book, it is easy to see how they apply to communication with adults as well.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk is a quick but important read. Recommended for any parent.
Posted Monday, 20 November, 2006 by Nic Lindh
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Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
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Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
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The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.