Self-help books on communication

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Authors Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish, 1999

'Very enjoyable and easy to understand. Frequent use of cartoons to help understand the author’s messages'.

Review: A brilliant book written with practical and easy-to-use suggestions. It helps you learn how to talk to your child in different situations. The authors have a knack of picking real-life situations and pinpointing how handling the conversation in different ways can have a negative or positive outcome. The use of cartoons throughout the text helps illustrate stories in a fun and engaging way. They also make clear the non-verbal forms of communication. Parents would also find it very affirming to read because the authors frequently mention their own mistakes with their own children as a way of illustrating how they have learned. It is non-judgemental and focuses on parenting as a learning experience.