November 24, 2011
authors: Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
This book was recommended to me in a recent workshop I attended. I got it from the library but soon realized that this is not a library book...it's a book that I should own, not borrow because it's one those books that you could (and should) pick up again and again. Some of the situations/examples are a little outdated (someone damaged someone else's record)but the information is amazing. It provides language to use with your children and really makes you think.
It provides language that encourages discussion and helps to build up your child's independence. It talks about the importance of not labeling your child. As I read the book I had many "aha" moments and reflected on how we are spoken to routinely and how easy it is to speak to our children in ways that don't encourage.
I loved this book and I wish all teachers, parents and ECE workers would read it!
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