Synopses & Reviews
The leading experts on parent-child communication show parents and teachers how to motivate kids to learn and succeed in school.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Using the unique communication strategies, down-to-earth dialogues, and delightful cartoons that are the hallmark of their multimillion-copy bestseller andlt;Iandgt;How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk,andlt;/Iandgt; Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish show parents and teachers how to help children handle the everyday problems that interfere with learning.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;This breakthrough book demonstrates how parents and teachers can join forces to inspire kids to be self-directed, self-disciplined, and responsive to the wonders of learning.
andlt;Iandgt;Child magazineandlt;/Iandgt; Our fifth annual Book Award for Excellence in Family Issues has been awarded to andlt;Iandgt;How to Talk So Kids Can Learnandlt;/Iandgt; in the education category.
andlt;Iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/Iandgt; If you're a teacher or parent, you simply can't get along without this book.
Dr. Lawrence Balter Author of andlt;Iandgt;Who's in Control? Dr. Balter's Guide to Discipline Without Combatandlt;/Iandgt; Another wonderfully practical book from Faber and Mazlish -- for both parents and teachers. With wisdom and humor the authors provide excellent strategies for bringing out the best in schoolchildren.
Through sample dialogues that clarify what to say and how to say it, the authors spell out proven ways to handle problems that interfere with learning in school and at home. Faber and company cover all the skills needed for effective learning--from encouraging children to cooperate to avoiding the pitfalls of punishment to offering praise and criticism that inspire a child to do his or her best. of cartoons.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -268) and index.
About the Author
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are internationally acclaimed experts on communication between adults and children. Their first book, Liberated Parents/Liberated Children
, received the Christopher Award for “literary achievement affirming the highest values of the human spirit.” Their subsequent books, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
and the #1 New York Times
bestseller Siblings Without Rivalry
, have sold over three million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages. Their book, How to Talk So Kids Can Learn - At Home and in School
, was cited by Child Magazine
as the “best book of the year for excellence in family issues in education.” The authors’ group workshop programs and videos produced by PBS are currently being used by parent and teacher groups around the world to improve relationships with children. Their most recent book, How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
, tackles the tough problems of the teenage years.
Both authors studied with the late child psychologist, Dr. Haim Ginott, and are former members of the faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York and The Family Life Institute of Long Island University. In addition to their frequent lectures throughout the United States, Canada and abroad, they have appeared on every major television talk show from Oprah to Good Morning America. They currently reside in Long Island, New York and each is the parent of three children.
Table of Contents
andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgmentsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;How This Book Came to Beandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Who Is "I"?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;1. How to Deal with Feelings That Interfere with Learningandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;2. Seven Skills That Invite Kids to Cooperateandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;3. The Pitfalls of Punishment: Alternatives That Lead to Self-Disciplineandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;4. Solving Problems Together: Six Steps That Engage Children's Creativity and Commitmentandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;5. Praise That Doesn't Demean, Criticism That Doesn't Woundandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;6. How to Free a Child Who Is Locked in a Roleandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;7. The Parent-Teacher Partnershipandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;8. The Dream Catcherandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Additional Readingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;That May Be Helpfulandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Index