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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
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Oct 08, 11

bookshelves: cyf-ministry, parenting
Read from September 23 to October 07, 2011

My mantra with parenting books right now is that I expect my star-ratings to drop after I actually put the concepts into practice.
This one came highly recommended and it didn't disappoint. There's a lot of take away for any relationship and the 20th anniversary edition contains bonus chapters that cover applications to other kinds of relationships.

This book has a helpful layout - each chapter's concept is given through:
1. Introduction/explanation
2. Simple reference list
3. CARTOONS for quick reference
4. Stories from parents

I saw a lot of similarities to "Parenting with Love and Logic," in terms of parents resisting the urge to direct every action or rescue from every consequence, and in terms of raising kids who possess the ability to make decisions.

This book is definitely in the camp of rarely using the word "no" and recognizing the limits or ineffectiveness of many forms of punishment. That makes me a little skeptical, but it also causes me to think about discipline more holistically.
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