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Child Care Training

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen

Registration Fee:$10/person
Credit Hours:3
Training Level:1
CDA Goals/Subjects:3
Levels and Standards Key

Based on the best-selling book How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, this series offers parents and caregivers effective and innovative ways to listen to and understand children’s concerns, engage cooperation without nagging, find alternatives to punishment, and help children attain a positive self-image.

Purchasing Information

Available from KET on tape or DVD.
6 half-hour programs; $37.50
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Kentucky child care professionals may register to receive credit toward Kentucky licensing requirements for viewing this series and completing the accompanying coursework. (You must have a videotape or DVD copy of the programs.)

Program Descriptions

  1. Helping Children Deal with Their Feelings—introduces techniques that help adults tune in to children’s feelings.
  2. Engaging Cooperation—addresses the frustrations and the struggle parents experience trying to get children to behave in acceptable ways.
  3. Alternatives to Punishment—a group discussion centering on parents’ own negative reactions to being punished when they were children.
  4. Encouraging Autonomy—explores the importance of helping children become separate, responsible people who can one day function on their own.
  5. Praise—examines the relationship between praise and self-esteem.
  6. Freeing Children from Playing Roles—a group discussion on the tendency of some parents to cast their children into roles (daydreamer, whiner, brain, bully, athlete, etc.).

More Information

For more information about KET child care training, contact Susan Hines-Bricker at (800) 432-0951, ext. 7278; (859) 258-7278; or .


600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 258-7000 (800) 432-0951