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How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

Written by: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish
Narrated by: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish
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Internationally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have helped millions of families with their breakthrough, best-selling books How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Siblings Without Rivalry, and Liberated Parents, Liberated Children. Now, they 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. It's a strategy that curbs conflict, reduces frustration, and promotes thoughtful communication about everything from curfews and drugs to schoolwork and sex.

Written in Faber and Mazlish's trademark accessible style, How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk takes you inside their acclaimed workshops where you will hear, in the words of both parents and teens, what's on the minds of families today. Packed with suggestions that are easy to implement, and reinforced with stories, this indispensable volume will help build a foundation for a healthy relationship that puts the emphasis on rapport rather than reprisals. From age-old concerns about cliques and dating to contemporary worries about binge drinking and cyberbullying, Faber and Mazlish help parents tackle problems before they get out of hand. In their warm, lucid, unpatronizing manner, the authors show families how to be supportive and stay connected during the challenging teenage years.

©2005 Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers

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Might be helpful but....

Biggest load of poorly done scripted nonsense ever.
It's ridiculous to think that this is a real life account of a parent group where parents vent, learn new techniques that apply to their exact situations, try them out and come back with successful results. If the theory being presented is actually worth a damn, which I suspect it actually is, then lay out the theory and give some instructions. Trying to pass this off as how a parent group in this day and age worked through problems degrades the actual message and theory as irrelevant. Each chapter could be summed up in 2-3 sentences, add 2-3 lines of example, and give 2-3 sentences to sum up the general affect on the child. Done.

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Totally out of date

I was looking for help with my teens. Advice is trite and antiquated. Do not waste your time or money.

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a must for anyone with a teenager!

this book is full of valuable information my only regret is that I didn't hear about it sooner!

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Short but effective

Good book. Prudent and caring advice for parents. I was glad I listened to it. I found many takeaways.

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