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Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2004

    This book is a must read for all parents!!!

    This book is an easy to read format. The examples given in the book made me look at the way I was parenting my children (ages 9, 6, & 5). I started using the suggestions from the book and have seen a dramatic change in my children. What a delight to be around them without the nagging, whining, and fighting! My household has gone from being a battleground to a delightful sanctuary for all! The authors' updated version of Ginot's Principles gives examples of 'good' and 'bad' interactions between parent and child. The 'good' examples and suggestions are easy to apply and use. It's a wonderful book that every parent should read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2003

    Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication

    I suddenly realized one day that much of the time I was talking to my three young children (the people I care the most about) in a way that I wouldn't speak to my worst enemy...yelling, threatening, constantly nagging and searching for stricter punishments to help change their behavior...none of which seemed to be working the majority of the time. I really wanted some guidance to help me change my discipline approach. This book was highly recommended to me by my mother who used the principles on me and my sisters as well as in her classroom and I finally decided to take a look at it, especially since it has been recently updated and revised. This book has changed my life. I see why Ginott's book is a true classic...It makes so much sense and has taught me a way of communicating respectfully with my children without becoming a wimpy parent. One of the keys to this philosophy is that it is permissive with feelings but not with misbehavior. I am getting more cooperation from my children without resorting to fear, guilt or spanking. I have learned how helpful it is to acknowledge a child's feelings along with giving clear limits and boundaries. As an added bonus...I have noticed that the insight and skills in this book have helped me communicate and solve problems more successfully with my husband as well as with my boss. I am really feeling good about the positive changes. If you have preschoolers like me, I also recommend an easy access A-Z companion to this book, callled 'The Pocket Parent.' Ginott is quoted several times and the book seems to be based on the very same philosophy while addressing most of the troublesome behaviors parents face daily with 2-5 year olds. Both books are filled with practical commonsense techniques that we sometimes forget are options as parents.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Waste of money...

    I have read a lot of parenting books myself, and I'm a psych student and telling your child something like, 'I bet you think your friends will make fun of you.' 'You're worried you'll fail.' And 'You think you're stupid.' Are nothing I would say to my kids. If my parents talked to me that way I would be more scarred than i am! There are a lot of good communication books out there for parents and kids -this isn't one of them!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2004

    Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication

    I suddenly realized one day that much of the time I was talking to my three young children (the people I care the most about) in a way that I wouldn't speak to my worst enemy...yelling, threatening, constantly nagging and searching for stricter punishments to help change their behavior...none of which seemed to be working the majority of the time. I really wanted some guidance to help me change my discipline approach. This book was highly recommended to me by my own mother who used the principles on me and my sisters as well as in her classroom and I finally decided to take a look at it, especially since it has been recently updated and revised. This book has changed my life. I see why Ginott's book is a true classic...It makes so much sense and has taught me a way of communicating respectfully with my children without becoming a wimpy parent nor a barking drill sergeant. One of the keys to this philosophy is that it is permissive with feelings but not with misbehavior. I am getting more cooperation from my children without resorting to screaming, threats or spankings. I have learned how helpful it is to acknowledge a child's feelings along with giving clear limits and boundaries. As an added bonus...I have noticed that the insight and skills in this book have helped me communicate and solve problems more successfully with my husband as well as with my boss. I am really feeling good about the positive changes. I also recommend a quick read pocket-sized companion to this book, called 'The Pocket Parent.' Ginott is quoted several times and the book seems to be based on the very same philosophy while addressing most of the troublesome behaviors parents face daily with 2-5 year olds. Both books are filled with many practical commonsense techniques that we sometimes forget are options as parents.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2003

    A new and improved classic!

    As both a parent and certified marriage and family therapist, I can say that this book is a breath of fresh air! Instead of telling parents how to take charge of their children, this book offers a more reasonable (and realistic) solution to virtually every parenting struggle. The revised version of Between Parent and Child teams together the gentle voices of the late Haim Ginott, Alice Ginott, and Wally Goddard. I find myself understanding this revised version of the book much more clearly than the original. This is a resource that is approachable, easy to read, and full of clear insights. I especially love the italicized selections that jump out at me to drive the point home. The book is full of examples that can be applied with children, adolescents, and adults. Since the emphasis is on building understanding, everyone can benefit from these insights. This is truly the book that spawned hundreds of imitations. Now that the revised version is available, this is THE book I recommend to parents looking for an effective way to communicate and connect with their children.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    I bought it for my granddaughters parents. I used it in teaching and raising my 3 children. It works. It is so positive. It's well written, easy to read and practical. You feel good about yourself using it with the children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Every parent should read this if only to expand their perspective

    As a relatively new parent (she's nearly 3 now) I found this book enlightening. So much of what our natural instincts tell us about reacting to a child’s behavior will not result in what we want, and often leads to a much worse situation that could have been completely fine had the parent reacted in a different manner.

    The content of the book is very good, but as a page turner it starts off well, but ends up dragging a bit towards the end. Never the less, if you are a parent, I highly recommend reading it. Not to be taken as a Bible of child interaction, but simply to provide alternatives to situations which can help.

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