How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

A Survival Guide to Life With Children Ages 2-7

Book - 2017
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With a combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, Faber and King 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 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017
Edition: First Scribner edition
ISBN: 9781501131653
Branch Call Number: 649.1 Fa
Characteristics: xxi, 409 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: King, Julie (Parent educator)


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May 26, 2017

Such a practical resource for parents and those of us who interact with the 2-7 set on a regular basis. There are lots of tools that can be used in most any situation and in different sequences. The book is very well-organized and filled with real-life examples where the tools are used successfully.

Even better is the acknowledgement that every parent has moments of yelling, but those can be fixed. It is encouraging to read about other parents and their meltdown moments as I think back on my own. Maintaining those parent-child relationships is key and this book helps to accomplish that so that our kids grow to be empathetic, responsible adults.

Feb 16, 2017

well, I ended up buying this book, it is something good to have around when you have children


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