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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (30th Anniversary Edition)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A useful book to improve communication with kids

This book was actually suggested for my son who is a Special Needs Child to improve communication with him. But this book has made me to improve my communication with my daughter who is 9 years old. A very good book which I would suggest to be read by every parent.

posted by RRCA on July 1, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

I don't understand how this book gets any positive reviews. The

I don't understand how this book gets any positive reviews. The suggestions range from obvious to unrealistic or are just plain old bad advice. I'm sorry, it is ground-breaking to some parents to not call your child an idiot and not tell them they don't do anything ri...
I don't understand how this book gets any positive reviews. The suggestions range from obvious to unrealistic or are just plain old bad advice. I'm sorry, it is ground-breaking to some parents to not call your child an idiot and not tell them they don't do anything right? Or take another example: a mother leaves her child behind on a shopping trip because he misbehaved on the last trip. The mother calmly confirms that the child cannot come because of the prior behavior. The child apologizes and asks for another chance, at which point the mother refuses and says there will be other times. End scene. Um yeah, in reality I can guarantee a meltdown, tantrum or AT LEAST a protest would follow the mother continuing to refuse. The book is chock-full of these unrealistic scenarios and even admits to this issue. Another example is of a child who consistently comes home late. The mother praises him for trying to be on time and running home when he realized he was late, but tells him she worries when he is late and there is no dinner left for him. Shocker that the kid returns to old habits and continues to be late. So what does the book recommend? Sit down and compromise. The solution: Mom moves dinner back 15 mins so the kid can come home later and offers to leave his dinner in the oven sometimes if he is going to be out later. Oh, okay. So for misbehaving and being irresponsible, you reward your kid? Awesome advice, now everything is up for compromise I bet. This book is seriously the biggest waste of paper, I tried to read the entire thing, but just couldn't force myself. I honestly have a very hard time not judging parents who need the type of advice this book provides. Dont' waste your money.

posted by 1866940 on January 18, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

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    Um ok but anyone add meh

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    Posted August 17, 2009

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