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Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker

Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne C. Jones, illustrated by Richard Watson (3 – 6 years)

Lacey Walker loves to talk. When she loses her voice, Lacey learns about all of the things she misses out on every day—the importance of listening.

Speak Up and Get Along

Speak Up and Get Along!: Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing, and Fell Good About Yourself by Scott Cooper
(5 – 11 years)

Every child could use help with social skills and making friends. This book provides a toolbox of twenty-one concrete strategies children can use to express themselves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings.

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) by Philippa Perry

Leading psychotherapist Philippa Perry reveals the vital do’s and don’ts of relationships. Whether you are interested in understanding how your upbringing has shaped you, looking to handle your child’s feelings or wishing to support your partner, you will find indispensable information and realistic tips in these pages. This sane, sage, and judgement-free advice is an essential resource on how to have the best possible relationships with the people who matter to you most.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Stone, Patton, Heen & Fisher

We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day. This book provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success.

My Mouth Is A Volcano

My Mouth Is A Volcano by Julia Cook, illustrated by Carrie Hartman (4 – 7 years)

My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting, teaching children a witty technique to manage their thoughts and words, providing caregivers an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak.

How to Talk to Your Teen About Anything

How to Talk to Your Teen About Anything
by Katie Malinski, LCSW-S

They want independence but need to know you’re there. They need guidance, but they don’t want advice. They’ll chat with their friends, but not with you. Breaking the wall of silence with your teen can sometimes be difficult, but it’s possible to find connection and have really good talks when you know how. This supportive parenting book provides communication tools, advice, and relatable real-life stories that will help you get the conversation started and strengthen your relationship with your teen. Open the lines of communication and bond with them every day using How to Talk to Your Teen About Anything.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

This bestselling classic by internationally acclaimed experts on parent-child communication, includes insights, suggestions, and time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, Faber and Mazlish’s down-to-earth, respectful approach makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

How to Talk to Anyone

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
by Leil Lowndes

In her trademark entertaining and straight-shooting style, Leil gives the techniques catchy names so you’ll remember them when you really need them, including: “Rubberneck the Room,” “Be a Copyclass,” “Come Hither Hands,” “Bare Their Hot Button,” “The Great Scorecard in the Sky,” and “Play the Tombstone Game,” for big success in your social life, romance, and business.

This Video Can Show Children Why Taking Turns is So Important
Help Children Improve Communication with Six Simple Games & Activities

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