Heather Clark's Reviews > Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication

Between Parent and Child by Haim G. Ginott
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Feb 04, 10

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3. Between Parent and Child: Yes, it's dated, but I love, love, love Haim Ginott. Here's a famous quote of his, that I continue to use: “If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.” It's a classic, more suited for older kids (over 3 or so) than younger ones. Here's one of a bajillion review/summaries out there: "Perhaps Haim’s genius was helping parents capture the meaning behind children’s words and deeds. There is nothing quite as soothing for children as being understood. There is nothing quite as helpful for solving parenting problems as the feeling of parents and children working together. Ginott’s approach was unique because he joined great compassion with solid limits" (from the website).
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