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What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home

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A guide to effectively communicating with teenagers by the bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child If you're a parent, you've had a moment--maybe many of them--when you've thought, How did that conversation go so badly? At some point after the sixth grade, the same kid who asked why non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you. And the conversations that you wish A guide to effectively communicating with teenagers by the bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child If you're a parent, you've had a moment--maybe many of them--when you've thought, How did that conversation go so badly? At some point after the sixth grade, the same kid who asked why non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you. And the conversations that you wish you could have--ones fueled by your desire to see your kid not just safe and healthy, but passionately engaged--suddenly feel nearly impossible to execute. The good news is that effective communication can be cultivated, learned, and taught. And as you get better at this, so will your kids. Johnson and Stixrud have 60 years combined experience talking to kids one-on-one, and the most common question they get when out speaking to parents and educators is: What do you say? While many adults understand the importance and power of the philosophies behind the books that dominate the parenting bestseller list, parents are often left wondering how to put those concepts into action. In What Do You Say?, Johnson and Stixrud show how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue, beginning with defining and demonstrating the basic principles of listening and speaking. Then they show new ways to handle specific, thorny topics of the sort that usually end in parent/kid standoffs: delivering constructive feedback to kids; discussing boundaries around technology; explaining sleep and their brains; the anxiety of current events; and family problem-solving. hat Do You Say? is a manual and map that will immediately transform parents' ability to navigate complex terrain and train their minds and hearts to communicate ever more successfully.


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A guide to effectively communicating with teenagers by the bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child If you're a parent, you've had a moment--maybe many of them--when you've thought, How did that conversation go so badly? At some point after the sixth grade, the same kid who asked why non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you. And the conversations that you wish A guide to effectively communicating with teenagers by the bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child If you're a parent, you've had a moment--maybe many of them--when you've thought, How did that conversation go so badly? At some point after the sixth grade, the same kid who asked why non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you. And the conversations that you wish you could have--ones fueled by your desire to see your kid not just safe and healthy, but passionately engaged--suddenly feel nearly impossible to execute. The good news is that effective communication can be cultivated, learned, and taught. And as you get better at this, so will your kids. Johnson and Stixrud have 60 years combined experience talking to kids one-on-one, and the most common question they get when out speaking to parents and educators is: What do you say? While many adults understand the importance and power of the philosophies behind the books that dominate the parenting bestseller list, parents are often left wondering how to put those concepts into action. In What Do You Say?, Johnson and Stixrud show how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue, beginning with defining and demonstrating the basic principles of listening and speaking. Then they show new ways to handle specific, thorny topics of the sort that usually end in parent/kid standoffs: delivering constructive feedback to kids; discussing boundaries around technology; explaining sleep and their brains; the anxiety of current events; and family problem-solving. hat Do You Say? is a manual and map that will immediately transform parents' ability to navigate complex terrain and train their minds and hearts to communicate ever more successfully.

55 review for What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lisa L. Lewis

    An essential go-to, especially for parents of teens. Johnson and Stixrud walk you through all sorts of scenarios and offer concrete examples of how to respond. A perfect blend of background info and actual, specific advice for dealing with the myriad challenges of parenting. Supportive and wise -- my copy is already dog-eared :)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Lewis

    Practical, compassionate and relevant advice for parents and families on helping kids with school, social-emotional skills, building responsibility, and life's challenges. Somehow, William Stixrud and Ned Johnson manage to be informed and authoritative while also being conversational and not preachy. I never felt bad about my parenting while reading this book, and yet I found myself screenshooting SO many pages on my kindle because of the language and phrasing that I want to adopt with my kids. Practical, compassionate and relevant advice for parents and families on helping kids with school, social-emotional skills, building responsibility, and life's challenges. Somehow, William Stixrud and Ned Johnson manage to be informed and authoritative while also being conversational and not preachy. I never felt bad about my parenting while reading this book, and yet I found myself screenshooting SO many pages on my kindle because of the language and phrasing that I want to adopt with my kids. Anxiety, avoidance and stress are running rampant with parents, families and children, and this book is an important piece of the answer. Highly recommend for anyone working with children.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    I loved this parenting book because it gave me so many practical ideas that I could implement immediately. I used motivational interviewing with Orry to get to the root of his buying and selling Pokémon cards. And we’ve been having many more open-ended conversations with our boys instead of just doling our consequences for misbehavior. The book ends “Warmth, connection, and affection still remain the best gesture to offer your child, and they require no words at all.”

  4. 4 out of 5

    Devorah Heitner

    Excellent, research based guide backed by two authors with years of experience and so much empathy for teens and their stressed out parents. I love this book and have recommended it to friends. It is one thing to understand that our kids need autonomy, it is another to know how to have the conversations without just throwing up your hands. Grateful to the authors--I will do a better job mentoring my middle-school aged son having read this.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alesia

    Having a kiddo with some anxiety issues has not been fun for either of us, so I turned to this book for some advice! Great advice and for sure would recommend this to parents of kiddos who might be going thru some tough stuff!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tamlynem

    Disclosure: I know one of the authors of this book. I think they put a lot of different things together in an insightful way. I also found myself thinking about some of these relationship strategies in terms of work and marriage as well.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jill Reads

    Every parent needs these communication skills! Invaluable advice.

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