Backtalk by Audrey Ricker audiobook

Backtalk: 3 Steps to Stop It before the Tears and Tantrums Start

By Audrey Ricker, PhD and Carolyn Crowder, PhD
Read by Jan Maxwell

Simon & Schuster Audio
1.57 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743541848

“So what? All the other kids get to do it!” Few behavioral problems challenge and frustrate parents, caregivers, and teachers as does verbal rudeness in children of any age. Reinforced by the wise-cracking kids on TV and in the movies, backtalk has become all too common among today’s youngsters. But there is nothing cute about this behavior. Remarks like “yeah, right,” “big deal,” and “make me”—from children as young as three—get in the way of real communication between parents and kids, and can also be detrimental to a child’s social and intellectual development. Now, two experts in the field share their simple and specific four-step program for ending backtalk and restoring balance in relationships between parents and children, from preschoolers to teens. You’ll learn how to recognize backtalk, how to choose and enact a response that will make sense to you and the backtalker, and when to disengage from the struggle and move forward. Full of advice and encouragement as well as suggestions on how to keep track of what works and what doesn’t, Backtalk can be put to use immediately, before you hear another “whatever.”

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Summary

Summary

“So what? All the other kids get to do it!”

Few behavioral problems challenge and frustrate parents, caregivers, and teachers as does verbal rudeness in children of any age. Reinforced by the wise-cracking kids on TV and in the movies, backtalk has become all too common among today’s youngsters. But there is nothing cute about this behavior. Remarks like “yeah, right,” “big deal,” and “make me”—from children as young as three—get in the way of real communication between parents and kids, and can also be detrimental to a child’s social and intellectual development.

Now, two experts in the field share their simple and specific four-step program for ending backtalk and restoring balance in relationships between parents and children, from preschoolers to teens. You’ll learn how to recognize backtalk, how to choose and enact a response that will make sense to you and the backtalker, and when to disengage from the struggle and move forward. Full of advice and encouragement as well as suggestions on how to keep track of what works and what doesn’t, Backtalk can be put to use immediately, before you hear another “whatever.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Backtalk suggests ways for you to regain a sense of balance in your relationships with your children.”  Amazon.com, editorial review
“Useful for parents who want to maintain a mutually respectful dialogue with their growing children.”  Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Audrey Ricker PhD

Author Bio: Audrey Ricker PhD

Audrey Ricker is the author of several books on child development. Using her doctorate in education and media literacy, she directs her knowledge of children and mainstream media into self-help guides for teachers and parents. 

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Author Bio: Carolyn Crowder PhD

Author Bio: Carolyn Crowder PhD

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 1.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English