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How To Talk So Kids Can Learn by Adele Faber
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Feb 27, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction

Reading Faber and Mazlish's breakdown on communicating with children reminded me of all the times I'd promised myself that I'd "never grow up to be like that" when I was a child and have transformed the way I teach yoga to elementary school children at Harlem Children's Zone.

The premise is quote from educator Haim Ginott: "How parents and teachers talk tells a child how they feel about him. Their statements affect his self-esteem and self-worth. To a large extent, their language determines his destiny."

The book is a quick and simple read, and recommended without reservation.

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message 1: by Nathaniel (new)

Nathaniel Thanks for sharing that quote. I would like for educators everywhere to be reminded of that on a daily basis. Actually, I wish someone had reminded me of that on a daily basis :)

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