HOW TO TALK SO TEENS WILL LISTEN & LISTEN SO TEENS WILL TALKAdele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
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Provides Easy-To-Implement Suggestions And Proven Techniques To Build The Foundation For Lasting Relationships Between Teens And Parents.
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The renowned #1 New York Times bestselling authors share their advice and expertise with parents and teens in this accessible, indispensable guide to surviving adolescence. Adolescence Doesn’t Have To Be Hell For Parents Or Teenagers If Knowing How To Talk So They Listen, And Listen So They Talk
Acclaimed parenting experts return with a lively, down-to-earth guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. After years of research, lecturing, and feedback, Faber and Mazlish have developed an innovative approach to maintaining a candid, open, mutually respectful dialogue between parents and teens.
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish transformed parenting with their breakthrough, bestselling books Siblings Without Rivalry and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. Now, they return with this essential guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. Through our interactions with children we can learn how to behave respectfully to our surroundings; patience, kindness, and acceptance should be shown to all.
They also examine the inevitable stresses faced by parents of teenagers. Through role play and discussion, they show how to keep communication open with rebellious offspring, how to let go gracefully and yet retain respect and some degree of co-operation throughout these difficult years.
Filled with straightforward advice and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this all-new volume offers both innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships. From curfews and cliques to s*x and drugs, it gives parents the tools to help their children safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence.
In fact , they used examples from their own lives as well as stories from parents that they had worked with over the years. This strategy-focused book is written as if a story. From the beginning, the reader is taken along for a ride through several weeks of a parenting group that the authors facilitated. They get to learn from the struggles and strategies that these parents implement. The strategies are depicted in cartoon examples throughout the book which makes it even more engaging and easy to grasp.
QUESTIONS TO REFLECT ON:
◆ This book addresses the importance of listening to your teen. What are ways you can make the space to listen to your child?
◆ Respect goes both ways. What are ways you show respect to your teen?
◆ This book reiterates strategies provided in “How to Talk so Kids Will Listen” to diffuse arguments. Which one do you feel most comfortable using?
This is revolutionary, must-have book for parents, authors turn their down-to-earth, respectful approach to parenting to the specific troubles of the teenage years. For people reading this who may not be parents nor interested in parenting strategies, this book can still be very useful. The strategies discussed can be applied to most relationships. They will help to open up communication and reduce arguments. Practicing these ideas within your relationships will help you to be a more present and engaged listener. Others will feel heard and understood by you too.
About the Authors :
Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between adults and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have produced a body of work that has won the gratitude of parents and the enthusiastic praise of the professional community.
Their first book, Liberated Parents/Liberated Children, was selected by the Book of the Month club and received the Christopher Award for “literary achievement affirming the highest values of the human spirit.” Their subsequent books, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry (#1 on The New York Times bestseller list) have sold over three million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages.
This was followed by How To Talk So Kids Can Learn – At Home and in School, cited by Child Magazineas the “best book of the year for excellence in family issues in education.” They have also created books for children, teaching them communication skills, Bobby and the Brockles and Bobby and the Brockles Go To School, and a book of photographs and poetry, Between Brothers and Sisters – A Celebration of Life’s Most Enduring Relationship.
The authors’ group workshop programs and videos produced by PBS are currently being used by thousands of parent and teacher groups around the world to improve relationships with children. Their most recent book, How To Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk, tackles the tough problems of the teenage years.
Their work has been documented in Who’s Who in America for the past three decades. Adele Faber was graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in theater and drama, earned her master’s degree in education from New York University, and taught in the New York City High schools for eight years.
Elaine Mazlish was graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in theater arts and directed children’s programs at Grosvenor house and Lenox Hill Settlements. She is also a professional artist and composer.
Both authors studied with the late child psychologist, Dr. Haim Ginott, and are former members of the faculty of The New School for Social Research in New York and The Family Life Institute of Long Island University. In addition to their frequent lectures throughout the United States, Canada and abroad, they have appeared on every major television talk show from Oprah to Good Morning America. They currently reside in Long Island, New York and each is the parent of three children.
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