“This parenting book actually made me a better parent.”—Lydia Kiesling, The New York Times
From #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe)—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child.
This bestselling classic by internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children includes fresh insights and suggestions, as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:
· Cope with your child’s negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment
· Express your strong feelings without being hurtful
· Engage your child’s willing cooperation
· Set firm limits and maintain goodwill
· Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
· Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise
· Resolve family conflicts peacefully
Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, Faber and Mazlish’s down-to-earth, respectful approach makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.
Book has a lot of how to's. have not finished it yet. The one thing that has disturbed me are that the illustrations are extremely hard to read. Very very frustrating. PLEASE fix.
Great for Conversations with all Ages
This is a great book for understanding how to listen to people of all ages. I’m the kind of person who likes to offer advice when other people have problems. I know lots of people hate that, but literally didn’t know what to say otherwise. This book helped me to be a kinder friend (and made my own internal monologue kinder as a bonus).
Kid Centric Parenting
I didn’t love this book - it felt to me like everything becomes a validation of the kids feelings and then how can we bend to make to the child feel ok. I think it gives great conversation starters but not how to build responsible kids who are accountable for their own actions.