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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

By: Joanna Faber,Julie King
Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms,Michele Pawk,Candace Thaxton,January LaVoy,Rebekkah Ross,Gibson Frazier,Molly Pope
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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Joanna Faber and Julie King. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Worth persevering with!

I found the voices reading VERY American, in tone and accent, which was a bit hard to slog through. And some of the comments seem snarky or sarcastic, to me.

However, persevering with the book was very worth it. I am now on my third reading of it, and am using as many of the "tools" offered as I can. I am genuinely seeing a difference in my emotional, stubborn, tantrum-y little 3 y/o boy. It is hard to remember in the heat of the moment, but I can feel it starting to become our "natural" way of parenting, and the more we practice the better we are becoming. I wish you luck with your parenting journey, and I hope this will help!

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great book but does go on.

I think about this book and the changes I need to make everyday. its common things you take for granted. the only thing is the stories go on forever, I had to skip chapter 2 because it was quiet boring.

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Empowering parenting tools

Most important book a parent can read!
I feel like I want to listen to it over and over again to just instil all of the amazing tools into my natural way of responding. I also found it does not just help with lids but actually with all relationships. All my relationships have improved by bringing these communication techniques into all interactions. Thank you so much!

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I wish this was available in different accents.
I find the American accents and the scripted insincerity of the readers hard to listen to.
Because of this I haven’t got further than the first 5 minutes.

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Very Helpful & Comes With PDF Concept Summary

Rich in examples used by varied parents/kids. General applicability, less useful for behavioural disorders.

The PDF summary is a fantastic resource for time-poor parents.

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great book

Had great ideas on how to talk to kids. I am finding my days aren't filled with yelling.

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so much help

a really honest and practical help with partnering from a fresh perspective and it works

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Poor narration

Julie is the only narrator in this audio book who doesn't sound terrible.

The content itself is decent, but the narration is generally hard to listen to.

At least half of the anacdotes and/or scenarios used in the book are directed at mothers. There is no reason why the book couldn't have said "your partner" instead of "your husband" in most places.

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highly recommended

Ive already recommended it to loads of friends! Its a valuable resource for parents like me with little people.

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Great tips and PDF to refer back to

Got me changing the way I talk to my son immediately. The tips are really helpful and I really like the pdf that comes with the audiobook so I can refer back to it

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