There is a way to bridge the generation gap, say child experts Faber and Mazlish, and the methods they describe in this book have been used by many parents. They teach communication and discipline without alienating kids and aggravating the problem. Undesirable behavior, they say, is often met with remarks that make children feel endangered or unloved. The authors present scenarios and dialogues demonstrating common mistakes that exacerbate the problem. Topics addressed include: coping with a child’s negative feelings (such as anger or sadness); setting limits while maintaining good relations; and resolving family conflicts without waging war.