How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

A Survival Guide to Life With Children Ages 2-7

eBook - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
Provides parents of children between the ages of 2 and 7 with tools, tips and strategies to more successfully and more meaningfully connect and communicate with their kids, with a chapter that addresses the specific needs of children on the autism spectrum.

Simon and Schuster
A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”

For over thirty-five 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…throws books in the library...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 of young children 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.

Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2017
ISBN: 9781501131660
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: King, Julie (Parent educator),- Author
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Jan 12, 2018

This was, hands down, the best, most useful parenting book I have ever read. It was honest, empowering, and never did I feel the “Mom guilt” that often comes with other parenting books. I couldn’t stop talking about with my husband, and the tips and ideas are SO EASY to start putting into practice right away.

This may become my go-to gift for first time parents; it is on my own list of “books I checked out from the library but absolutely must now own” (which is a short list!).

Dec 05, 2017

Well written and entertaining - always a bonus in any book giving advice. The main theme, repeated regularly, was the need to acknowledge the child's feelings before you'd be able to make any progress communicating with them. Likely true, but difficult to do when a toddler is driving you up the wall. Still, I appreciated the authors' acknowledgement of that difficulty and their judgement-free attitude ("there's always a chance to try again"). I enjoyed all the stories from different parents in their parenting groups.

Nov 14, 2017

Useful examples and general 'tools for the toolbox' to assist with more peaceful interactions between parents and children.
Not deeply insightful yet practical.

May 26, 2017

Such a practical resource for parents and those of us who interact with the 2-7 set on a regular basis. There are lots of tools that can be used in most any situation and in different sequences. The book is very well-organized and filled with real-life examples where the tools are used successfully.

Even better is the acknowledgement that every parent has moments of yelling, but those can be fixed. It is encouraging to read about other parents and their meltdown moments as I think back on my own. Maintaining those parent-child relationships is key and this book helps to accomplish that so that our kids grow to be empathetic, responsible adults.

Feb 16, 2017

well, I ended up buying this book, it is something good to have around when you have children


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