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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Audrey Ricker, Carolyn Crowder Narrator: Jan Maxwell Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1998 ISBN: 9780743541848
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“So what? All the other kids get to do it!”

Few behavioral problems challenge and frustrate parents, caregivers, and teachers as does verbal rudeness in children of any age. Reinforced by the wise-cracking kids on TV and in the movies, backtalk has become all too common among today’s youngsters. But there is nothing cute about this behavior. Remarks like “yeah, right,” “big deal,” and “make me”—from children as young as three—get in the way of real communication between parents and kids, and can also be detrimental to a child’s social and intellectual development.

Now, two experts in the field share their simple and specific four-step program for ending backtalk and restoring balance in relationships between parents and children, from preschoolers to teens. You’ll learn how to recognize backtalk, how to choose and enact a response that will make sense to you and the backtalker, and when to disengage from the struggle and move forward. Full of advice and encouragement as well as suggestions on how to keep track of what works and what doesn’t, Backtalk can be put to use immediately, before you hear another “whatever.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • Backtalk suggests ways for you to regain a sense of balance in your relationships with your children.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Useful for parents who want to maintain a mutually respectful dialogue with their growing children.” 

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Audrey Ricker is the author of several books on child development. Using her doctorate in education and media literacy, she directs her knowledge of children and mainstream media into self-help guides for teachers and parents. 

About the Narrator

Jan Maxwell is an American stage and television actress. She made her Broadway debut in the musical City of Angels and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. She won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her Broadway credits include Sixteen Wounded, Match, and The Dinner Party. She is the sister of Obie Award–winning playwright Richard Maxwell.