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

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

by Joanna Faber, Julie King

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ISBN-13: 9781501131639
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 20,343
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joanna Faber is a parenting and education expert. She contributed heavily to her mother’s award-winning book, How to Talk So Kids Can Learn, and wrote a new afterword for the thirtieth anniversary edition of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen. She lectures and conducts workshops based on her mother’s work and her own experiences as a parent and educator. Joanna lives in the Hudson Valley area of New York, with her husband, three teenagers, dogs, cats, and an assortment of chickens.

Julie King has been educating and supporting parents since 1995. In addition to her work with individual parents and couples, she has led workshops for numerous schools, nonprofits, and parent groups. Julie received her AB from Princeton University and a JD from Yale Law School. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the mother of three.

Table of Contents

Foreword Adele Faber xi

How It All Started Julie & Joanna xv

A Mote from the Authors xxi

Part I The Essential Toolbox 1

Chapter 1 Tools for Handling Emotions … What's All the Fuss about Feelings?-When kids don't feel right, they can't behave right 3

Chapter 2 Tools for Engaging Cooperation … Feelings Schmeelings, She Has to Brush Her Teeth-Getting kids to do what they have to do 43

Chapter 3 Tools for Resolving Conflict … Avoiding Combat on the Home Front-Replacing punishment with more peaceful, effective solutions 85

Chapter 4 Tools for Praise and Appreciation … Not All Odes Are Equal-Ways to praise that will help, not hinder 135

Chapter 5 Tools for Kids Who Are Differently Wired … Will This Work with My Kid?-Modifications for kids with autism and sensory issues 163

Chapter Five and a Quarter: The Basics … You Can't Talk Your Way Out of These-Conditions under which the tools won't work 203

Part II The Tools in Action 213

1 Food Fights-The Battle at the Kitchen Table 215

2 Morning Madness-Escaping the Intense Gravitational Pull of Your Home 231

3 Sibling Rivalry-Give the Baby Back! 241

4 Shopping with Children-Mayhem at the Market 257

5 Lies-Kids and the Creative Interpretation of Reality 263

6 Parents Have Feelings, Too 275

7 Tattling-Snitches and Whistle-Blowers 283

8 Cleanup-The Dirtiest Word 291

9 Doctor's Orders-Medicine, Shots, Blood Draws, and Other Horrors 301

10 Shy Kids-Fear of Friendly Folks 313

11 Little Runaways-Kids Who Take Off in the Parking Lot and Other Public Places 321

12 Hitting, Pinching, Poking, Punching, Pushing-I Barely Touched Him! 331

13 Sleep-The Holy Grail 339

14 When Parents Get Angryl 357

15 Troubleshooting-When the Tools Don't Work 369

The End? 385

Acknowledgments 387

Additional Resources 389

Notes 391

Reminder Index 395

Index 397

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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Reancont More than 1 year ago
Essential for educators, caregivers, pedagogues, parents with toddlers, excellent for the socio-emotional development of the little ones! Reading is fluid, very illustrative and has even amused me a lot. It is very funny that my inner child was so clearly identified in many of the examples given by the author. Undoubtedly the book's suggestions are based on extensive experience and research, Joanna Faber and Julie King know what they are talking about and know the basics of empathy and the power of connection with proper communication. Toddlers are perhaps the least understood by parents, is a very short stage but critical to their sense of belonging, emotional development, for the first steps to socialize and humanize. As the father of a 4-year-old, I sometimes feel guilty about losing my temper and being unable to get along when he have angry bursts. I am amazed at the importance of developing empathic skills, recognizing and connecting with my child's emotions, and talking with him expressing genuine emotional support, and how they can make so much difference to get cooperation results. It is also of fundamental importance for me to establish a relationship and communication with my children that inspires more confidence and security, since I recognize that it is key to his self-esteem, develop his ability to resolve conflicts, and be happier. My gratitude to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book