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Author Mogel, Wendy, 1951- author.

Title Voice lessons for parents : what to say, how to say it, and when to listen / Wendy Mogel, PhD.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2018.


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 GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    j 649.1 MOG 2019    In Cataloging
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Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xvi, 302 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index.
Contents The audience is listening : from infancy through toddlerhood -- The cathedral space of childhood : learning the language of your child's world -- The biggest, strongest, fastest : connecting with young boys -- The boss, the bestie, the high priestess of pretend : conversing with young girls -- Hard topics : talking to young children about sex, death, and money -- Spirit guides in disguise : an introduction to teenagers -- The exchange student Kazakhstan : teenage boys -- The visiting niece from a distant state : teenage girls -- The opinionators : teaming up with your partner, your ex, the grandparents, and "Olivia's mom" -- The trustees : getting the best out of nannies, teachers, coaches, and other adults in your child's life -- Appendix: Relative differences between boys and girls in brain development and function, expanded.
Summary "Most parents are perfectly fine communicators--unless they're talking to their children. Then, too often, their pitch rises and they come across as pleading, indignant, wounded, outraged. In tone and body language they signal, 'I can't handle it when you act like a child.' Dr. Wendy Mogel saw this pattern time and again in her clinical practice. In response she developed a remarkably effective series of 'voice lessons,' which she shared with parents who were struggling with their kids. The results were immediate: a shift in vocal style led to children who were calmer, listened more attentively, and communicated with more warmth, respect, and sincerity. In [this book], Mogel elaborates on her novel clinical approach, revealing how each age and stage of a child's life brings new opportunities to connect through language. Drawing from sources as diverse as neuroscience, fairy tales, and anthropology, Mogel offers specific guidance for talking to children across the expanse of childhood and adolescence. She also explains the best ways to talk about your child to partners, exes, and grandparents, as well as to teachers, coaches, and caretakers. Throughout the book, Mogel addresses an obstacle that bedevils even the most seasoned and confident parent: the distraction of digital devices, how they impact our connection with our families, and what we can do about it. Mogel's now classic book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, is a beloved resource for a generation of parents. Voice Lessons for Parents brings her unique brand of practical wisdom to harried parents eager to deepen their relationships with their kids. 'Children will lead you on an incredible journey,' writes Mogel, 'if they trust you, if you take the time, and if you're willing to follow.'"--Dust jacket.
Subject Parenting.
Parent and child.
Interpersonal communication.
ISBN 9781501142390 (hardback)
1501142399 (hardback)

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