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Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family (edition 1990)

by Adele Faber

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Title:Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family
Authors:Adele Faber
Info:William Morrow & Company (1990), Paperback
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Unlike the other books I’ve read by these authors, this is in semi-fictional form. Each incident described is based on reality, but without any individual being identifiable. The style won't appeal to everyone, but I found it very appealing.

Jan is the name of the narrator. She has three children: two boys and a girl. One of her problems is that her sons fight a lot. Jan tends to sympathise with the younger one, but she comes to realise that this helps nobody. Instead she learns new ways of enabling her sons to find their own solutions.

Other situations covered include typical family problems such as mess, forgetfulness, neglect of pets, and general rudeness. Jan belongs to a group of women, who help each other by offering suggestions and feedback to problems that arise in their homes. Their mentor and the organiser of the group is a writer, who mirrors his philosophies in his responses.

What I particularly liked is that there are stories of setbacks and failures as well as some resounding successes. There are discussions about anger, about the dangers guilt, and about the importance of parents taking care of their own needs. It strikes an excellent balance between authoritarianism and permissiveness, and is the style I believe in... even if I don't often remember to use it.

Very highly recommended to all parents, grandparents and teachers - and to anyone interested in constructive ways of relating to others. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Oct 9, 2017 |
The first work of Faber and Mazlish, this book forms the foundation of their future works, "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen..." and "Siblings without Rivalry." Like their later works, this is an easy to read book about methods to help our children grow and learn to be capable and confident adults. The stories of different parents and their children illustrate how to use the methods. I especially liked that this book acknowledges that learning new methods is hard and that there will be setbacks. ( )
  xuesheng | Apr 18, 2008 |
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The Companion Volume to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

In this honest, illuminating book, internationally acclaimed parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish bring to life the principles of famed child psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, and show how his theories inspired the changes they made in their relationships with their own children.

By sharing their experiences, as well as those of other parents, Faber and Mazlish provide moving and convincing testimony to their new approach and lay the foundation for the parenting workshops they subsequently created that have been used by thousands of groups worldwide to bring out the best in both children and parents.

Wisdom, humor, and practical advice are the hallmarks of this indispensable book that demonstrates the kind of communication that builds self-esteem, inspires confidence, encourages responsibility, and makes a major contribution to the stability of today's family.

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Award-winning experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish bring you tried and trusted guidance on how reactions and responses help change the mood in our homes and empower our children in unexpected ways. Validating our children's strong emotions, as well as your own, these practical, step-by-step techniques reveal the countless ways communication can: Navigate mishaps and misbehaviour, Build self-esteem, Inspire confidence, Encourage responsibility. Packed with humanity and wisdom, this is an invaluable guide to bringing out the best in relationships between parents and children.… (more)

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