Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too (Revised Ed.)
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have written two timeless "how-to" books on communication skills for parents. Both are derived from their experiences as parents and child development specialists. In text and cartoons, they offer examples of helpful dialogues that parents can adapt to their own styles, thought-provoking exercises, and answers to the difficult practical questions posed by parents. How to Talk . . . teaches parents to help their children cope with their feelings, cooperate, and develop autonomy. Other chapters are devoted to teaching how to praise, how to punish, and how to free children from the roles their parents and siblings have inadvertently created. Siblings Without Rivalry deals with the complex dynamics of sibling relationships and teaches parents how to reduce competition and promote cooperation between their children.