11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk (Paperback)I bought this book because I found the authors' "how to talk so kids will listen..." helpful.
This one is written in the same format but is much shorter and lighter weight, with more focus on practical strategies, and less theorising. It is written as an account of some workshops run by the author with a group of parents (and later introducing their teens). I personally find the writing style almost unbearably cringey at times, with superfluous details about which room the group was going to meet in, and who chipped into the conversation etc; the authors explain at the beginning that the book is an amalgamation of their work, and I find the imaginary settings distracting! However, as other reviewers have said, the cartoons do help by breaking up the text, and giving easily memorable illustrations of each point. The summary at the end of each chapter is useful for reference too.
The ideas that the authors promote in this book are so well grounded and relevant that I have no hesitation in recommending it.