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The Gentle Art of Communicating with Kids

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The Gentle Art of Communicating with Kids

Suzette Haden Elgin

ISBN: 978-0-471-03996-9 February 1996 208 Pages

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Do you ever feel as if you and your child speak differentlanguages?

Does your teenager fly into a rage when you ask a simplequestion?

Does your toddler wage the Battle of Bedtime each night?

Here's help from bestselling communications expert Suzette HadenElgin. As the mother of five and grandmother of nine, Dr. Elgin hasspent a lifetime talking with kids both personally andprofessionally. In this refreshingly direct and down-to-earth book,she shows you how to talk to your child about anything andeverything--positively, productively, and above all, peacefully.Her personal approach employs realistic parent/child scenarios anddialogues to illustrate how it is possible to have communicationwithout confrontation.

Her techniques will help you:
* Be a better listener
* Speak firmly, yet compassionately
* Spot early warning signs such as anger, sulking, and moodiness
* Handle a wide variety of problems, from bedtime and bathtimeencounters to more serious issues such as self-esteem, teenpregnancy, and drug abuse
* Give special attention to the needs of a technically savvy"cyberchild"
Using the Language Traffic Rules.

Managing the English Verbal Attack Patterns.

Using Three-Part Messages.

Using the Satir Modes.

Using the Sensory Modes.

Special Communication Problems.

Conclusion.

Additional Resources.

The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense--An Overview.

Bibliography.

Index.