How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
|Series:||How To Talk|
From the widely acclaimed HOW TO TALK series, discover tried and tested communication strategies to survive - and thrive - with kids ages 2-7 The all-new content in this book deals with struggles familiar to every parent, relative, teacher and childminder. How do you respond to the toddler who won't brush his teeth? The preschooler who pinches the baby? The child who throws everything she can reach? It's hard to be a little kid. It's hard to be an adult responsible for that little kid. And it's really hard to think about effective communication when the toast is burning, the baby is crying and you're exhausted. This book will help readers do just that. Organized according to everyday challenges and conflicts, and including real-life examples and the series' trademark cartoons, this book is a survival manual of communication tools, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders.
From the widely acclaimed HOW TO TALK series, discover tried and tested communication strategies to survive - and thrive - with kids ages 2-7
Faber and King have done the impossible! This guide to how to talk so little kids will listen is BRILLIANT. Every parent needs to read this book because it teaches skills that are solidly based on research. The book is magnificent. -- John Gottman, author of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child This helpful gem of a book guides parents and other caregivers to tune in to the internal worlds of young children to allow their minds to be seen and respected. With practical suggestions and useful illustrations, the authors clearly convey these important steps to guiding our children's development. Cultivating such mindsight for our youth is essential to creating a kinder and more resilient next generation. -- Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. Author, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human and Executive Director, Mindsight Institute Yes, the How to Talk tools work for young children! It is never too soon to reflect children's emotions, acknowledge their wishes, and see things from their perspective. Faber and King are like wise, calm friends that arrive just in time to help you through the toughest moments, with no judging or shaming. In fact, they have just as much empathy for parents as they have for children. They understand that punishment and control are dead ends, and they offer a clear path towards cooperation and connection. -- Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of Playful Parenting
Joanna Faber lectures and conducts workshops based on her mother's work and her own experiences as a parent and educator. She contributed heavily to her mother's award-winning book, How to Talk So Kids Can Learn, with her frontline experience as a bilingual special education teacher. She wrote a new supplement for the thirtieth anniversary edition of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, entitled The Next Generation. Joanna lives in Putnam Valley, New York, with her husband, three children, dogs, cats, and an assortment of chickens. Julie King has been teaching parenting and communication skills to parents, teachers and other professionals since 1995. She is a highly regarded workshop leader, public speaker, and parenting consultant. Her most popular workshop, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, is based on the bestselling books of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. She has presented to numerous schools, nonprofits, and parent groups. Julie and her husband have three children and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.