"About the Book A book for all parents who want to create a great atmosphere in the family, in which to communicate and educate their kids. Includes many examples of real situations. Book Synopsis ""This parenting book actually made me a better parent.""--Lydia Kiesling, The New York Times From #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the ultimate ""parenting bible"" (The Boston Globe)--a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child. This bestselling classic by internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children includes fresh insights and suggestions, as well as the author's time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to: - Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment - Express your strong feelings without being hurtful - Engage your child's willing cooperation - Set firm limits and maintain goodwill - Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline - Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise - Resolve family conflicts peacefully Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, Faber and Mazlish's down-to-earth, respectful approach makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Review Quotes ""This parenting book actually made me a better parent."" --Lydia Kiesling, The New York Times ""An excellent book that's applicable to any relationship."" -Washington Post ""An exceptional work, not simply just another 'how to' book...All parents can use these methods to improve the everyday quality of t heir relationships with their children."" -Fort Worth Star Telegram ""Practical, sensible, lucid...the approaches Faber and Mazlish lay out are so logical you wonder why you read them with such a burst of discovery."" -Family Journal ""Will bring about more cooperation from children than all the yelling and pleading in the world."" -Christian Science Monitor About the Author Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors whose books have sold more than three million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages. How to Talk So Kids Can Learn--At Home and in School, was cited by Child Magazine as the ""best book of the year for excellence in family issues in education."" The authors' group workshop programs and videos produced by PBS are currently being used by parent and teacher groups around the world. In addition to their lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad, they have appeared on every major television talk show from The Oprah Winfrey Show to Good Morning America. They currently reside in Long Island, New York and each is the parent of three children."