Not Just For Parents and Children
This book is amazing. Years ago, it changed the way I talked to some of the people in my life, and it changed our relationships for the better.
Remembering It Again
I’ve not even looked at it for years, but I was just thinking of what to post for this day, and it came to mind. If you’ve never read it, remember the name and check it out the next time you’re in a book store or your local library. Even if you only read a couple of the cartoons, you’ll remember it forever and be forever changed. Now that’s a big promise! lol. You’d think I owned stock in the company that published it! (But, I don’t.)
Here’s What One Reader Said
Only after reading the book, I came to realize that communicating with kids is no different than communicating with adults. You use the same psychological approach.
In short, you treat a kid just like you treat an adult. Or just like the way you want to be treated.
This is what makes the book special. The book is not a bunch of theories but it’s full of real life stories encountered by real parents. Adele and Elaine shared tips on how to tackle each and every one of the challenges in the book.
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen has seven chapters:
- Helping Children Deal With Their Feelings
- Engaging Cooperation
- Alternatives to Punishment
- Encouraging Autonomy
- Freeing Children from Playing Roles
- Putting It All Together
(review on ParentWonder.com)