Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish "are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation" (Parent Magazine). Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the authors' time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to: Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment. Express your strong feelings without being hurtful. Engage your child's willing cooperation. Set firm limits and maintain goodwill. Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline. Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise. Resolve family conflicts peacefully. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.