How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be

How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be

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Addressing the struggles parents face every day, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish's down-to-earth, effective approach to parenting has improved the lives of countless families across the world.

Now their wisdom and techniques are collected in this concise edition, designed for busy parents on the go.

With this essential workbook and audio guide, you'll learn things like:

* Dealing with your children's strong emotions
* Setting firm limits and still maintaining goodwill
* Expressing your feelings without being hurtful
* Engaging your children's co-operation
* Resolving family conflicts peacefully
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 137 x 215 x 9mm | 151g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848124058
  • 9781848124059
  • 14,932

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Of their previous parenting books: 'The ultimate sensible parenting guide.' Prima Baby 'The most useful book I read when my children were young.' Lesley Garner, The Telegraph 'A down to earth guide to shaping the parent-child relationship and resolving family conflicts.' The Guardian 'An excellent book for reassessing the way you talk to your children and, as one said, "putting it into practice isn't as hard as I imagined and the children respond so, so well.' Mumsnet "A down-to-earth book that offers valuable guidelines on how to make relationships with children less stressful and more rewarding." Books Magazine " - a new book that helps adults have calm, helpful conversations with children." Practical Pre-School "Parents - will find this a reassuring read with sensible advice about when to intervene and when to stand back." Parents in Touch
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About Adele Faber

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between adults and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have produced a body of work that has won the gratitude of parents and the enthusiastic praise of the professional community. Their first book, LIBERATED PARENTS/LIBERATED CHILDREN, was selected by the Book of the Month club and received the Christopher Award. Their subsequent books, HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN & LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK and SIBLINGS WITHOUT RIVALRY (#1 on The New York Times bestseller list) have sold over three million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages. Adele and Elaine both live on Long Island in the USA. Find them at
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