Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family

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Harper Collins, Oct 1, 1990 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review


In the Beginning Were the Words 1
They Feel What They Feel 19
The Roles We Cast Them In 67
Change a Mood 122
We Feel What We Feel 137
Protectionfor Me for Them for All of Us 151
Matching the Message to the Mood 179
When Words Have No Effect 186
Action and the Limits of Action 190
And Still We Explode 206
The Road Back 213
New Portrait of a Parent Afterword For Further Study Index 223

Guilt and Suffering 159
Anger 170

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Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are internationally acclaimed, award-winning experts on adult-child communication. Both lecture nationwide, and their group workshop programs are used by thousands of groups throughout the world to improve communication between children and adults.

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