How to talk so little kids will listen – A Review

Full Title

How To Talk so Little Kids Will Listen – A Survival guide to life with children ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber &

How you Speak to your children becomes their inner voice

Joanna Faber and Julie King – How to talk so Little Kids Will Listen

Author tidbit

Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. In fact if you recall the last name “Faber” has come up on our site before, that time it was Joanna’s mom, author of Siblings Without Rivalry, another highly recommended parenting book.

As a new mom, I certainly did not feel good I had wisdom to share, for raising young children. I didn’t even feel particularly competent. As a matter fact it seems better to keep quiet about my own parentage.

Joanna Faber and Julie King – How to talk so Little Kids Will Listen

Target Market

Parents of young children between the ages 2-7. Bonus if you’ve ever been annoyed or frustrated by meltdowns, tantrums and defiance

What it’s about?

How to talk so little kids will listen Is a comprehensive guide to speaking in away that doesn’t provoke or aggravate young kids. Once mastered, this art will have you diffusing and preventing meltdowns like a wizard.

Even though I thought I would be a natural, when it comes to handling all of those constant needs and emotions Day after day, night after night, there is no such thing as easy or perfect.

Joanna Faber and Julie King – How to talk so Little Kids Will Listen

Three key takeaways

1. Young kids are people too, and people are naturally defiant

2. Most of our instinctual discipline tactics are wrong

3. Meltdowns are preventable

Let’s face it, if they did as they were told, things would go so smoothly, We’d all feel great. The problem is, there’s just no good shortcut to getting a cooperative kid. You can try, but you will likely end up knee deep in a big of conflict.

Joanna Faber and Julie King – How to talk so Little Kids Will Listen

1 Pro?

What do you do with a little kid who…won’t brush her teeth…screams in his car seat…pinches the baby…refuses to eat vegetables…throws books in the library…runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, how to talk so little kids will listen is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.

Everything we say is wrong!

Joanna Faber and Julie King – How to talk so Little Kids Will Listen

1 Con?

The authors have an interesting self-deprecating sense of humor that I find a bit tired by the end of the book. They do a lot of “I know you’re tired of hearing it “trust me I get it this sucks” and my least favorite “Look you can skip this part if you want” Things like that simply rubs me the wrong way for reasons beyond me.

Correcting, lecturing and interrogating our children when they are having a negative reaction to something is not only detrimental, it worsens the bad mood. He would like a tantrum. Try to acknowledge his feelings instead.

Joanna Faber and Julie King – How to talk so Little Kids Will Listen

Cop it or drop it?

Cop it! Buy it for your pregnant friends, get an extra copy for yourself and don’t forget to think about your early childhood educator friends! This book is a game changer, and will turn you into an absolute toddler whisperer. We can all be better with little kids, this How to talk so little kids will listen tells us exactly how to do so. click the link below

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