How To Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The renowned #1 New York Times bestselling authors share their advice and expertise with parents and teens in this accessible, indispensable guide to surviving adolescence.

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish transformed parenting with their breakthrough, bestselling books Siblings Without Rivalry and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. Now, they return with this essential guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today.

Filled with straightforward advice and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this all-new volume offers both innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships. From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, it gives parents the tools to help their children safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence.


About the Authors

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between adults and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have produced a body of work that has won the gratitude of parents and the enthusiastic praise of the professional community.

Their first book, Liberated Parents/Liberated Children, was selected by the Book of the Month club and received the Christopher Award for "literary achievement affirming the highest values of the human spirit." Their subsequent books, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry (#1 on The New York Times bestseller list) have sold over three million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages. This was followed by How To Talk So Kids Can Learn - At Home and in School, cited by Child Magazineas the "best book of the year for excellence in family issues in education."  They have also created books for children, teaching them communication skills, Bobby and the Brockles and Bobby and the Brockles Go To School, and a book of photographs and poetry, Between Brothers and Sisters - A Celebration of Life's Most Enduring Relationship.

The authors' group workshop programs and videos produced by PBS are currently being used by thousands of parent and teacher groups around the world to improve relationships with children. Their most recent book, How To Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk, tackles the tough problems of the teenage years.

Their work has been documented in Who's Who in America for the past three decades.

Adele Faber was graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in theater and drama, earned her master's degree in education from New York University, and taught in the New York City High schools for eight years.

Elaine Mazlish was graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in theater arts and directed children's programs at Grosvenor house and Lenox Hill Settlements. She is also a professional artist and composer.

Both authors studied with the late child psychologist, Dr. Haim Ginott, and are former members of the faculty of The New School for Social Research in New York and The Family Life Institute of Long Island University. In addition to their frequent lectures throughout the United States, Canada and abroad, they have appeared on every major television talk show from Oprah to Good Morning America. They currently reside in Long Island, New York and each is the parent of three children. 

Rahul Aggarwal