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How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk Audiobook

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

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Publisher's Summary

Internationally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have helped millions of families with their breakthrough, best-selling books How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Siblings Without Rivalry, and Liberated Parents, Liberated Children. Now, they return with a lively, down-to-earth guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. After years of research, lecturing, and feedback, Faber and Mazlish have developed an innovative approach to maintaining a candid, open, mutually respectful dialogue between parents and teens. It's a strategy that curbs conflict, reduces frustration, and promotes thoughtful communication about everything from curfews and drugs to schoolwork and sex.

Written in Faber and Mazlish's trademark accessible style, How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk takes you inside their acclaimed workshops where you will hear, in the words of both parents and teens, what's on the minds of families today. Packed with suggestions that are easy to implement, and reinforced with stories, this indispensable volume will help build a foundation for a healthy relationship that puts the emphasis on rapport rather than reprisals. From age-old concerns about cliques and dating to contemporary worries about binge drinking and cyberbullying, Faber and Mazlish help parents tackle problems before they get out of hand. In their warm, lucid, unpatronizing manner, the authors show families how to be supportive and stay connected during the challenging teenage years.

©2005 Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Lea Zimmerman
    Gladewater, TX, United States
    13/08/13
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    "Good basic info and somewhat motivational but...."

    It will make you feel like it is possible to interact with your teen in a more positive way.

    I will finish this book, and I am sure I will even listen more than once so that I can apply some worthy ideas and techniques. But the reviews that say the authors were 'trying to act' and that they felt they were being 'talked down to,' those reviews were spot on. The narration is a turn off, unfortunately. Overblown phrasing when a nice simple reading would have conveyed the information so much better, and I don't hate accents but their accents are annoying. I'll listen in spurts!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • N. Bickett
    05/11/12
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    "Felt like I was being talked down to"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would make it more informational and not a story. I would also have it read by someone other than the authors.


    Has How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I did not need a story to learn the concepts.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The authors were trying to act and it was so unbelievable it turned me off.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    Wheat Ridge, CO, USA
    23/07/08
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    "5 Stars all the way"

    This was a fabulous book, chocked full of very specific details and directions on how to do what she is telling you to do. A lot of what she had to say I had already learned form other material that I have, but I will say even though I already had heard most of what she had to teach in this book (all wonderful, incredible, fabulous things by the way) she did give me many a light bulb moment and helped me to see where I could and should be using these skills more! This should be a 5 star book for any one else in need of a little parenting advice or help as long as you can ignore the voice! LOL

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Chico, CA, USA
    06/01/07
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    "Got Teens?"

    Raising teenagers is a huge challenge in every way, but particularly with respect to communication. This invaluable book gives excellent pratical suggestions on how to communicate with your teen in all of the critical areas. Based on decades of experience, the two authors share their useful techniques and ideas. It is a resource I listen to over and over.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Emelda
    El Centro, CA, United States
    13/05/15
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    "Thank you!"

    Although I do realize that in the end my teens will make their own decisions, this book has reminded me that to influence we must respect and listen first. Thank you!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J. Williams
    Sykesville, MD, US
    25/04/13
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    "Book was ok and provided good general guidance"

    Good techniques, but examples were "rigged". The author(s) would run through two examples one before the techniques were applied and one after.

    In the examples without techniques, the teenagers were belligerent, defiant, and smart asses. In the examples with the techniques there was some of the same teenage activity, but they quickly complied, which I just found hard to believe.

    Although the examples seem poor, the techniques do have use and can improve things. I suspect that there are things out there that are better, but until I find it, these are not that bad. I'd say C+ or 3/5.

    Also, author(s) were very slow to talk. I started trying to listen at 1.25.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Roxanne
    Elizabethtown, KY, USA
    14/02/08
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    "Might be OK with different narrators"

    The authors are narrating and their voices are so monotone and boring that I couldn't listen. Maybe the printed book would be better for this one.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Celia
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    23/07/12
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    "Listened to this again and again"

    I have listened to Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish again and again. Each chapter needs to be practiced and re-inforced so that the skills become 2nd nature, so I find myself repeating and reviewing chapters periodically.

    When my children were younger, I attended a video "workshop" on their book "How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk." The principles in this book focussed on adolescents are the same, but the examples that they use are relevant to teens and teen-parenting. They are so relevant that I felt like they were talking directly to me. Did they have a surveillance camera in my house, so that they could hear exactly what happened between my teens and me?

    Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish narrate their own book. Their narration is genuine and sincere, almost like my grandmother giving me parenting advice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Linda L
    24/11/16
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    "don't waste your time"

    lousy book. terrible narrator. this was not useful or helpful. no real strategies. makes it seem like it'll talk about real help. just listening to your child's emotions. while you should do that, that is not enough. we need real strategies! sorry i bought this :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • chanafgira
    27/08/16
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    "I really have learned a lot from this book!"

    I don't like that I purchase it on audio and I'm not able to go back review, or just to go and listen to the entire book again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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