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Publisher's Summary

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Lea Zimmerman on 08-13-13

Good basic info and somewhat motivational but....

It will make you feel like it is possible to interact with your teen in a more positive way.

I will finish this book, and I am sure I will even listen more than once so that I can apply some worthy ideas and techniques. But the reviews that say the authors were 'trying to act' and that they felt they were being 'talked down to,' those reviews were spot on. The narration is a turn off, unfortunately. Overblown phrasing when a nice simple reading would have conveyed the information so much better, and I don't hate accents but their accents are annoying. I'll listen in spurts!

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3 out of 5 stars
By N. Bickett on 11-05-12

Felt like I was being talked down to

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would make it more informational and not a story. I would also have it read by someone other than the authors.

Has How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk turned you off from other books in this genre?

I did not need a story to learn the concepts.

How could the performance have been better?

The authors were trying to act and it was so unbelievable it turned me off.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Avido on 08-23-17

Narration made me cringe

There are some useful tidbits in this book but the narration made me cringe. Really cringe! Also there doesn't seem to be any evidence to back up the theory. The story describes a few weeks of parenting seminars and it isn't clear what real issues the parents' faced or whether they were resolved aside from 'improved communication'.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. D. HANSON on 07-25-17

Really helpful for teenagers

I would have liked some easier to find summary points or a pdf with them on but overall really helpful to stay calm and keep the communication going

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By Ms. M. J. Picot on 02-25-17

excellent tools to navigate the teen years

great listen I wish there was more, maybe another book soon :-) I recommend to all parents.

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