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How to talk so little kids will listen, a survival guide to life with children ages 2-7, Joanna Faber & Julie King ; illustrated by Coco Faber, Tracey Faber, and Sam Faber Manning - hardcover

For over thirty-five years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele's daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, tailor How to Talk’s powerful communication skills to children ages two to seven. Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the young kids in your life. What do you do with a little kid who... won’t brush her teeth... screams in his car seat... pinches the baby... refuses to eat vegetables... throws books in the library... runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders. This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers
Table Of Contents
Part I The Essential Toolbox -- Tools for Handling Emotions . . . What's All the Fuss about Feelings? -- Tools for Engaging Cooperation . . . Feelings Schmeelings, She Has to Brush Her Teeth -- Tools for Resolving Conflict . . . Avoiding Combat on the Home Front -- Tools for Praise and Appreciation . . . Not All Odes Are Equal -- Tools for Kids Who Are Differently Wired . . . Will This Work with My Kid? -- The Basics . . . You Can't Talk Your Way Out of These -- Part II The Tools In Action -- Food Fights--The Battle at the Kitchen Table -- Morning Madness--Escaping the Intense Gravitational Pull of Your Home -- Sibling Rivalry--Give the Baby Back! -- Shopping with Children--Mayhem at the Market -- Lies--Kids and the Creative Interpretation of Reality -- Parents Have Feelings, Too -- Tattling--Snitches and Whistle-Blowers -- Cleanup--The Dirtiest Word -- Doctor's Orders--Medicine, Shots, Blood Draws, and Other Horrors -- Shy Kids--Fear of Friendly Folks -- Little Runaways--Kids Who Take Off in the Parking Lot and Other Public Places -- Hitting, Pinching, Poking, Punching, Pushing--I Barely Touched Him! -- Sleep--The Holy Grail -- When Parents Get Angry! -- Troubleshooting--When the Tools Don't Work
Literary Form
non fiction
First Scribner edition.
Physical Description
xxi, 409 pages, illustrations, 23 cm

Library Locations

  • Rowley Public Library

    141 Main Street, Rowley, MA, 01969, US