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A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed "The Parenting Bible."

For over thirty-five years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele's daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, tailor How to Talk's powerful communication skills to children ages two to seven.

Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they 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 essential 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 user-friendly 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.



About the Author

Joanna Faber

Joanna Faber grew up in the Long Island home/laboratory of internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and parent educator Adele Faber. She completed a Master's degree in Special Education and post graduate work in teaching math and science at the City College of New York. She taught bilingual students in West Harlem for ten years and contributed heavily to her mother's award-winning book, How to Talk So Kids Can Learn, with her front line experience in the classroom.

She recently wrote a new afterword for the thirtieth anniversary edition of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. She lectures on communication skills around the country and conducts workshops based on her mother's work and her own experiences as a parent and educator. Joanna lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York, with her husband, three sons, dogs, cats, and an assortment of chickens.



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