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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,701 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish Narrator: Susan Bennett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781442355415
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You can stop fighting with your children! This bestselling book will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Now, in this thirtieth-anniversary edition, these award-winning experts share their latest insights and suggestions based on feedback they’ve received over the years.

Their methods of communication offer innovative ways to solve common problems. You’ll learn how to cope with your child’s negative feelings—frustration, disappointment, anger, etc.; express your anger without being hurtful; engage your child’s willing cooperation; set firm limits and still maintain goodwill; use alternatives to punishment; and resolve family conflicts peacefully.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 2/20/2014

    " Sigh. I think all parenting books are a bit condescending. I do think the bullet points of the book are worthwhile, though it's hard to read their examples and translate that to how you can apply it in real life. It sounds so! easy! in the book. But we all know it's much harder in practice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 2/15/2014

    " A bit dated, but the advice makes sense to me. I like the variety of tactics and examples provided. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tomio | 2/8/2014

    " This should be a mandatory read for all parents. It really made me think and start to change the way I interact with my children. I borrowed this book from the library but plan to purchase a copy so I can refer to it as the children go through there phases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 1/23/2014

    " This was great. Full of practical, easy to use tools. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/22/2014

    " I thought this was a great book, but I could have gotten the information I needed in about half of what was written. I got bored reading SO many examples. The information is indeed very helpful, and I can see a difference with my interactions with my kids when I try to really use the techniques. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kacie | 1/17/2014

    " I am re-reading this (while I wait for other books to be at the library,).... I first read this when I had three toddlers and remember feeling that it was worth-while. Now, as I re-read, I feel Ike it should just be common sense/ common courtesy. We wouldnt talk rude to our friends, why do we give ourselves permission to be rude to our kids? Then, I listen to how I talk to my kids, and I think "wow, what a bitch, it's sure good you are reading that book again so you'll pay attention to the way you are talking"! So ummmm.... Thanks :). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Verner | 1/15/2014

    " This book offers useful advice on communicating with your kids. The book reminded me that kids often have more going on in their heads, better problem-solving abilities, and internal resources than we often give them credit for. It helped me to become better at talking with my kids not at them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 1/12/2014

    " I listened to this book on tape about 8 years ago and I'm glad I picked up the book recently and reread it now that I have teenagers. Simple to read and invaluable content. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 1/11/2014

    " Read this years ago, when my kids were little, and really liked it. I think the focus on building a relationship with your kids is key to good parenting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 12/23/2013

    " I'm only 5 pages in and cannot believe how much I'm doing wrong! I learned to stop putting words in my kids' mouths and feelings in their hearts. I need to be more patient and let them speak! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diedre | 12/14/2013

    " This book contains great advice. I'm practicing some of the skills, but I can't wait to try out the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mona | 11/30/2013

    " I thought his book was helpful to me. It had so many pearls and things from the child's perspective that I made up a cheat sheet and put it on the fridge. Now it is up to me to use the ideas and put the ideas into practice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 11/23/2013

    " Excellent book about respectful communication with children - LOTS of information, very good reference book to use regularly "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DaughterDaDa | 10/23/2013

    " Contains some useful things to keep in mind when parenting your children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette | 10/9/2013

    " I really loved this book. I feel llike I'm doing a lot of things in there, but it helped to coalesce and to articulate a lot of my instincts and beliefs. And I like that it is a very practical and sensible approach to discipline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/7/2013

    " Reading it for the second time. It has some great ideas, they just don't stick with me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Collver | 12/29/2012

    " This book got me thinking about my parenting skills and hopefully I will put to use some of the things I learned from this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gwinn | 9/17/2012

    " There was some OK advice in here. But I found much of it to be impractical and downright irritating. Parts of me are too old-school to buy into the preachy, never yell at your kid theories...and always talk it out. My life just doesn't work that way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 8/30/2012

    " I love the comic strip presentation of this book that makes it so easy to pick up and put down for those of us parents who get tent to have our reading interrupted. Great strategies for parenting, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 8/5/2012

    " It was great to listen to on my drive to Denver. I listened to it twice. It was really short though, just one cd. Very well done and great advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie Gajewski | 8/4/2012

    " Good book to have as a reference! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 7/19/2012

    " Very helpful parenting book; one that you need to read slowly and give yourself time to practice what is suggested. (The book tells you to do that too.) I found it insightful with some great ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bug | 5/20/2012

    " An absolute MUST-READ for teachers and parents. Note: techniques work from Age 2-100. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 5/16/2012

    " Great opportunity to keep reading/learning practical Spanish vocabulary. Also, the content is great. Perhaps it's because I've worked providing customer service to angry people, but I feel that a lot of the information presented is as relevant in communicating with many adults as it is with kids. "

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About the Author

Adele Faber is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning expert on adult-child communication. Her book successes include How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live, Too. She lectures nationwide, and her workshop programs are used by thousands of groups throughout the world.

About the Narrator

Susan Bennett has enjoyed an extensive career as a vocal artist. She has worked with major agencies on such accounts as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, AT&T, Blue Cross, Goodyear, and Club Med. Among her audiobook narrations are Full of Grace, Replay, and Tiger, Tiger, for which she won an AudioFile Earphones Award.