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Have you read the now-classic book How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk? Ever wished there was a version that would help you with younger children who perhaps aren’t quite ready for a detailed problem-solving session?
Well now there is! Adele Faber is a co-author of the original book; Adele’s daughter Joanna and Joanna’s childhood friend Julie King have teamed up to write the new version, packed with examples of how real parents have used the information they’ve now been teaching for over 30 years.
Join me for a chat with Julie King as we work to understand the power of acknowledging children’s feelings and some practical tools to help engage your younger children to cooperate with you.
Note: I’m releasing this episode a little early in case my local San Francisco Bay Area listeners are interested in meeting Julie King at a book talk and singing at Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Montclair Dr, Oakland, on Sunday January 22nd at noon. Perhaps I’ll see you there?
Update 5/10/17: An eagle-eyed listener noticed that Julie mentioned her 10-year-old son wanting to sit on the front seat of her car, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children 12 and under should sit in the back seat. Julie was recounting an episode that happened long before there were CDC recommendations on where children should sit in the car, so please don’t take this as an ‘OK’ to put your 12-and-under child in the front seat. Thanks!
Faber, J. & King, J. (2017). How to talk so little kids will listen. New York: Scribner. Purchase at your local bookstore or on Amazon.