Magazine article Work & Family Life

Learning to Talk (and Listen) to Children

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Learning to Talk (and Listen) to Children

Article excerpt

Since this important howto book was first published more than 30 years ago, it has become a "parenting bible" with more than 3 million copies in print in 30 countries around the world.

Now the celebrated authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have updated their original book with fresh insights and suggestions for a new generation of readers. As ever, the book helps parents develop the know-how to be more effective with their children and more supportive of themselves in the process.

Filled with sensible, practical approaches to solve everyday problems, parents can learn, as the title suggests, how to talk to kids so they will listen, and listen so they will talk.

The authors offer innovative ways

* Help children grow up to become separate and independent people (see front page article).

* Cope with children's negative feelings such as frustration, anger and disappointment.

* Express your own strong feelings without being hurtful. …

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