A National Bestseller, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk and video series, will give you the know-how you need to be effective with your program students.  This resource is a full of practical and innovative ways  to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.

You can read the book and/or accompany it with the complete 6-part video series.  Offer your staff, parents and caregivers a training series in ways to communicate with the children.  The video series includes topics such as:

  • Helping Children Deal with Their Feelings
  • Engaging Cooperation
  • Alternatives to Punishment
  • Encouraging Autonomy
  • Praise
  • and Freeing Children from Playing Roles

This book along with each 30-minute video segment combines role playing, group discussion and dramatizations.  Little by little you will get everyone to “hear” and really understand the children’s concerns, engage the children’s cooperation and how to discipline without hurting feelings or alienating them.

Network members can borrow a copy from the Network Resource Library by contacting Marla Berrios at (203) 483-9757 or emailing her at mberrios@ctafterschoolnetwork.org. For your convenience, pre-paid return envelopes are included with your library selection.