|# of Units:||8 CDs|
|Length:||8 hours, 30 minutes|
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I really enojyed this book. It gave many different options that presented a happy medium between letting your kids control you or being a dictator parent. I think a lot of children and parents would be better off if they would listen to this book. They do point out and I completely agree that these methods will not work with every child in every situation. But the basics will give children the tools they need to become independant thinkers that can make good choices.
Good book for what it was supposed to be. The narration was a little superficial and glossy for me, but the points were well made. The ideas emphasized will definitely be a help with child rearing.
Good for parents to undestand our kids and listen to them. I have tried several tips from this book with fantastic results.
I liked the theory behind this book, and found some of the suggestions useful, but this is definitely an approach to discipline and child rearing that is difficult to implement with some children. Good to hear the approach.
I love parenting books. I did not like this one at all.
IF YOU'RE A PARENT THAT BELIEVES THAT CHILDREN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CONTROL AND VOICE THEIR UPRBRINGING, THEN THIS IS A GOOD BOOK FOR YOU. THE SOFT TONE IN THE VOICE APPROACH, AND PLEADING WITH YOURS KIDS DIDN'T SIT WELL WITH ME. AS A CHRISTIAN, I FOUND THE MATERIAL CONTRADICTING ON HOW MY 7 KIDS AND 23 YEARS AS PARENT COULD HAVE BEEN ENHANCED.
Not a bad book. Had some good ideas. But, I would love for the authors to spend one day with my kids and they may have to rethink their theories. The book does make sense, in theory, but trying to apply these principles is much more difficult.
Common sense advice pitched in psychological terms. A Group Hug of a book that will improve your conversational skills with your kids.
It gives you some things to think about, and it makes you a little more aware of the ways you and your child respond to each other in various situations. It seems a little unrealistic on some responses, however -- at least when it comes to your child altering his behavior simply by exploring "feelings". Overall, though, it gave food for thought.
Really valuable advice about how to validate kids' feelings and turn struggles into productive interactions. A little touchy-feely--sometimes a little too heavy on how kids FEEL rather than what they should just DO, and the role-playing examples always sounded like they worked out just fine. Real life isn't like this. But overall, really good communicatin techniques, and you can apply them to adults, too!
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are internationally acclaimed, award-winning experts on adult-child communication. Both lecture nationwide, and their group workshop programs are used by thousands of groups throughout the world to improve communication between children and adults.
Mazlish is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning expert on adult-child communication. She lectures nationwide.