Faber and Mazlisch's down-to-earth, respectful approach to parenting has improved the lives of countless families across the world. How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be is the classic introductory guide to their empowering methods of parenting, uniquely designed for caretakers on-the-go. This fully revised and updated edition includes fresh stories and exercises to sharpen your parenting skills. Faber and Mazlish address the struggles of every parent, grandparent, relative and nanny: How do we foster mutually respectful relationships with our children? How do we encourage a child's self-confidence and mitigate her anger? How do we communicate effectively in a culture saturated with put-downs, threats, bullying and negativity? Faber and Mazlich share the simple skills every parent needs to make their relationships less stressful and more rewarding. Loaded with practical wisdom and proven communication techniques, this book is both a companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and an essential, no frills reference in it's own right.