The Gentle Art of Communicating with Kids

The Gentle Art of Communicating with Kids

by Suzette Haden Elgin, Elgin
     
 

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Do you ever feel as if you and your child speak different languages?

Does your teenager fly into a rage when you ask a simple question?

Does your toddler wage the Battle of Bedtime each night?

Here's help from bestselling communications expert Suzette Haden Elgin. As the mother of five and grandmother of nine, Dr. Elgin has spent a lifetime talking with kids

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Do you ever feel as if you and your child speak different languages?

Does your teenager fly into a rage when you ask a simple question?

Does your toddler wage the Battle of Bedtime each night?

Here's help from bestselling communications expert Suzette Haden Elgin. As the mother of five and grandmother of nine, Dr. Elgin has spent a lifetime talking with kids both personally and professionally. In this refreshingly direct and down-to-earth book, she shows you how to talk to your child about anything and everything—positively, productively, and above all, peacefully. Her personal approach employs realistic parent/child scenarios and dialogues to illustrate how it is possible to have communication without confrontation.

Her techniques will help you:

• Be a better listener

• Speak firmly, yet compassionately

• Spot early warning signs such as anger, sulking, and moodiness

• Handle a wide variety of problems, from bedtime and bathtime encounters to more serious issues such as self-esteem, teen pregnancy, and drug abuse

• Give special attention to the needs of a technically savvy "cyberchild"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471039969
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

SUZETTE HADEN ELGIN, Ph.D., is the founder of the Ozark Center for Language Studies. Her bestselling Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense books include Genderspeak and You Can't Say That to Me!, both from Wiley. In addition, she is the author of several textbooks and novels. She lives with her family near Huntsville, Arkansas.

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