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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 Hardcover – 10 January 2017

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"Experienced parent educators Faber and King...share tips and stories for coping with sticky little-kid-related problems...

parents looking for peace, harmony, and cooperation will find a wealth of options in this guide."--Booklist

"[Faber & King] pick up where esteemed mom Adele Faber (How To Talk So Kids Will Listen) left off... Faber zeroes in on the most common (and irritating) things and tactics little ones employ, and provides caregivers with a clear and supportive path to holding their own. ... The 'How To Talk' books are treasures to read. All libraries should acquire and recommend with gusto."--Library Journal

"Relatable and authentic... [Faber's and King's] creative ideas will help parents feel they are not alone in dealing with little runaways, arguments over tooth brushing, tattling, and numerous child-rearing dilemmas.'"--Publishers Weekly

"This helpful gem of a book guides parents and other caregivers to tune in to the internal worlds of young children to allow their minds to be seen and respected. With practical suggestions and useful illustrations, the authors clearly convey these important steps to guiding our children's development. Cultivating such mindsight for our youth is essential to creating a kinder and more resilient next generation."--Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. Author, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human and Executive Director, Mindsight Institute

"Wonderful...reader-friendly [and] a truly indispensable book for parents and for anyone else who interacts with young children."--Work and Family Life

"Faber and King have done the impossible! This guide to how to talk so little kids will listen is BRILLIANT. Every parent needs to read this book because it teaches skills that are solidly based on research. The book is magnificent."--John Gottman, author of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

"Yes, the How to Talk tools work for young children! It is never too soon to reflect children's emotions, acknowledge their wishes, and see things from their perspective. Faber and King are like wise, calm friends that arrive just in time to help you through the toughest moments, with no judging or shaming. In fact, they have just as much empathy for parents as they have for children. They understand that punishment and control are dead ends, and they offer a clear path towards cooperation and connection."--Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of Playful Parenting

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.

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