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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen Audiobook

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7

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Publisher's Summary

A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of the international best-seller The Boston Globe dubbed "The Parenting Bible".

For over 35 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...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 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Joanna Faber and Julie King (P)2017 Simon & Schuster

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  • Gustavo Romo
    21/03/17
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    "It works"

    Just by starting to acknowledge feelings there is a noticeable progress. I am happy the authors noticed the previous book was neglecting children in the age range.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Becky Fischer
    09/04/17
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    "Love All the How to Talk Books"

    There were so many times when this book anticipated my "Yeah, but..." thoughts and doubts. Well written, fun to listen to, and lots of tools to practice using with my 3 boys all 7 and under.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    10/07/17
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    "I want to be just like the authors"

    These authors emphasize the importance of remembering what it's like to be a kid. Big takeaways for me were to acknowledge feelings, describe what I see, be playful, give choices, and describe their wish fantasies. I've used these tools--now my daughter is hopping into her pajamas and likes to be carried to bed upside down. Really resonated with me and made me re-think how I talk to my daughter. Thanks!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Wang Family
    05/06/17
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    "Must read for parents of small kids!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen to be better than the print version?

    I loved this book. My only regret is that I didn't read it earlier. My daughter is 5 and I learned a lot still.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Brittany Vickers
    05/05/17
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    "Changed my life"

    This book completely changed my perspective about how I should talk to my children. It radically changed what I say to my children. I have both the print and audio editions and really enjoyed listening to it so the parental voices became someone else's besides my own.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    10/07/17
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    "Awesome!!"

    this is one of the most gentle yet realistic books I've read!! the time invested is totally worth it and it's so interesting that you don't feel the time is passing by! 100% recommended!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tom
    19/08/17
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    "Give it a chance"

    At first I was a little put off by the delivery but after I got used to it, it worked for this title. It will be interesting to see how i put the concepts into play.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    22/06/17
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    "excellent !"

    I absolutely loved this book ! I have been applying the tools in the book and having amazing success! Best parenting book I've listened to by far

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colleen
    Lafayette, IN USA
    14/06/17
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    "A Great Resource for Parents"

    Love this book, it is a true help with skills that are making a difference in my family. Our ability to communicate and gain cooperation from our toddlers is growing. I especially like the stories from multiple parents that give insight to the process.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    08/03/17
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    "Yuppie parents"

    I'm sorry but this book gives perfect scenarios with equally perfect solutions . I can't help but feel all the parents used in this book are upper middle class with expendable amounts of time and resources, it could just be the persons voice that irks me who knows ! Not everyone's kid is a little Asher or Sebastian who gets it the second time you explain something . The reality is to be that composed and on All of the time is preposterous. I lose it with my kids all the time sometimes it's justified others not I'm a adult and have stresses and anxiety just like the next person . Our kids are hitting all the marks developmentally could I exercise a little diplomacy or tact ? Yes, but the reality is we are two parents working full time trying to make ends meet in a country that doesn't care about its young or old it's tough , we like most don't live in a perfect world , we are a product of our environment, just as our kids are . Do the best you can do teach you kids to be kind courageous and honest . That said it is a reminder at best that we are not alone some of the scenarios are comedic and eerily reminiscent of my kid . Each child is a seed that needs nurturing and understanding , also that we could all use a little tact and diplomacy in our everyday interactions with our little ones .

    9 of 24 people found this review helpful

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