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How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen PDF-A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of the international best-seller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible”.

For over 35 years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele’s daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, tailor How to Talk‘s powerful communication skills to children ages two to seven.

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. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the young kids in your life.

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…runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, this book 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.

This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers.

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Joanna Faber is the coauthor, with Julie King, of the book, How To Talk When Kids Won’t Listen: Whining, Fighting, Meltdowns, Defiance, & Other Challenges of Childhood, as well as the best-selling book, How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7, which has been translated into 22 languages world-wide. She and Julie also created the app HOW TO TALK: Parenting Tips in Your Pocket, a companion to their book, as well as the app Parenting Hero. Joanna writes, gives lectures and leads workshops in the U.S. and internationally. Visit Joanna and Julie at or on Facebook: @faberandking.

Joanna has a Master’s degree in Special Education and taught bilingual special education students in West Harlem for ten years. She is the daughter of internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and parent educator Adele Faber. She contributed heavily to her mother’s award-winning book, How to Talk So Kids Can Learn, with her front line experience in the classroom. She also wrote an afterword for the thirtieth anniversary edition of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk.

She and her husband raised three sons in the Hudson Valley region of New York, along with dogs, cats, and an assortment of chickens.

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Baby’s Mom “After reading descriptions and reviews of this book, I thought I would love it. I prefer “gentle” parenting strategies. I oppose corporal punishment, yelling, humiliation, etc. But while I appreciated many of the strategies and examples in the book, I couldn’t get behind its philosophy as a whole.

The Good:1. Lots of creative ways and examples to engage with your young kids when they are misbehaving or when you need to talk to them about their feelings.

The Bad:

1. Soooo much talking. Talking talking talking. These are young kids. At some point during your oral thesis “Why We Don’t Hit Our Sister,” your child will stop listening and their eyes will roll back into their heads, or worse, they’ll argue with you or have a tantrum. Is there a time and place for long talks about feelings? Of course. But it’s not when your son has just smacked his sister.

2. On that note—I really tried to get behind the “no punishment” philosophy because I don’t LIKE punishing my kids. I don’t enjoy it. I hate it. But, using the previous example, if my child, who is old enough to know better, and has been told not to before, is violent—I’m going to be honest here—I have very little desire to coddle him with a “oh, are you feeling frustrated, honey?” conversation. There are some naturally well behaved children who will not require punishment and will feel bad just having upset someone. There are others who will take advantage and continue the behavior until action is taken. Children are not little adults. Psychologically speaking they don’t yet have the ability to reason. They respond to consequences. I don’t believe I’m going to scar my child for life with a few minutes of time out or having a toy taken away temporarily. I don’t like overdoing these punishments and only do them for serious bad behavior. But they have their place.

3. The authors argue that acknowledging a child’s feelings has great effect and sometimes that alone can ease a tantrum. I believe this to be true…sometimes. I think they overstate their case. I go back to what I said before—children are not little adults. As an adult I feel much better when someone acknowledges my feelings. I find this to be less effective with children, who have less ability to reason, practice empathy, and regulate their emotions. Often kids just want what they want and don’t care about anything else. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing—it’s a normal developmental stage. But it makes some of the authors’ strategies less helpful.

4. I really liked some of the authors’ strategies. But they are time consuming and require constant spontaneous creativity and variety. It’s a lot to ask.

There’s a lot of good stuff in this book, but overall I think it expects too much of kids, and sometimes of their parents.”


Rachel B. “Ok, so I’ve been wanting to write a review for this book since I received it – when it first came out – but I can’t find it in my house. I think that my child took it and is reading it so that he can learn all our tricks. Haha. My child doesn’t actually read yet but I am lucky I did before it went missing because it has done no less than change my relationship with him.

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen is full of great, doable advice that is general enough for any situation, but with specific examples so that you know exactly what the authors are trying to explain. The real-life examples could easily have come from my family. For example, the child who wants something that fell into a crack in his car seat and it is inaccessible to him and to me, the driver. Joanna and Julie give great advice on how to respond to difficult situations with little kids that could easily cause a major meltdown.

For example, when the thing falls into the crack in the car seat and I can’t reach it, in the past my child would start yelling and screaming and then move into a full-on tantrum. I always felt that I had two choices:
1: I could pull over and stop, get out of the car, open the door where his car seat is, and retrieve the thing. That would stop the tantrum before it starts, but it would teach him that he is welcome to have his way whenever he threatens me with a tantrum.
Or, 2: I could not get the thing, tell him to live with it for the 10 minutes (or whatever) until we get to where we are going. That response would surely invite crying escalating, into a full-on, inconsolable tantrum as the ride went on. I would have to listen to the screaming for the whole ride and then deal with it when we got to where we are going.

Julie and Joanna suggest a great third response: agree with my child that the thing is really important. Tell him that I wish I could reach the car seat to retrieve it. Then really get dramatic with it: talk about having a button on the dashboard that I could just push and a hundred of those things would magically appear! And then ask what we could do with a hundred of those things, until my child is so caught up in the fantasy that he has forgotten how much he wants the thing and we get to where we are going safe, sound, and happy. I’ve actually had to do this a number of times since reading the book. My child’s response still amazes me every time!

It sounds like magic, but it’s not. It is a way of listening to your child and validating his/her experience. How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen gives lots of ideas, stories and examples of how to do this in any number of difficult situations. I do want to be clear, this isn’t magic, and sometimes even the best skills don’t produce sunny results. But more often than not, as a result of the skills I was able to pick up from this book, I can at least head off tantrums and other bad behavior before it starts, even if my child isn’t all smiles.”


Julie Geoghegan “I have an explosive little 2 year old – he tantrums every day, hits, bites and is very sensitive and strong willed. I have seen this book recommended by other parents and on online forums.

This book has really useful tools for problem solving with children but sadly a lot of the tools require the child to be verbal and/or literate. Often the solution to most conflicts is to sit down after the event and write down a list of ways to resolve the problems and the agree between you and your child the best course of action. Sounds like a good way to resolve issues but pretty much impossible with a 2 year old. It even suggests drawing pictures about feelings but again, my toddler’s drawings are just swiggly lines, he doesnt try to draw objects.

The books suggests naming feelings and not dismissing your child’s feelings. These have been useful just now but there are no other tools in this book to actually help whilst a toddler is tantruming. The best advice I have read was in a montessori book is just letting them ride it out, keep them safe, dont let them harm others. You will know when they have finished as they tend to let out a sigh and move on.
I’m glad that I have read the book now as I feel I have tools I can use as he grows older but for my current predicament of a tantruming toddler , I’m afraid I have not found any quick fixes.”



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