Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family

Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family

by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
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Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Mayday More than 1 year ago
I am a school psychologist and a parent of two grown children. I first read this book when my children were toddlers and I was starting out in my career. I figured if I could find a parenting book that made sense to me, I would have something to recommend to parents who frequently asked me if I could recommend a book on parenting. Off to Barnes and Noble I went. I tried reading many books on parenting but could barely get through the first few pages. They are mostly written by men who probably never stayed home with a child for more than a day let alone for years at a time. The tone of most books was often condescending and unrealistic. Liberated Parents, Liberated Children was written by women for women. It is never condescending and although it isn't possible to be the perfect parent, it certainly provides realistic strategies and attitudes for not straying too far from the most rewarding path. These books saved my family. I read them many times and have recommended them many times. They are often copied and many other authors of parenting books have plagerized their ideas but none have come anywhere close to the tone and wisdom of these two women. I also recommend all of the other books they have written. They are all very readable and I feel that Liberated Parents,Liberated Children and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen are really like two volumes of the same set and should be read as a pair. I also recommend Dr. Harvey Karp's book, The Happiest Toddler on the Block. It is the Faber/Mazlich method translated for use with the youngest children. It's great for giving voice to children who are speech delayed.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have used this book as my 'parenting base' and shared it with parents groups and Girl Scouts after school leaders. It can change your life with your children if you practice, practice, practice. It helps to share with another parent and work on the 'new words' together. The authors guide you with realistic situations and exact words to use until you are comfortable enough to come up with words that work for you. To share with other 'at wit's end parents'-- I have bought over 30 issues of this book since my first purchased issue in 1975.