Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success

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Help your child master the language of nonverbal communication.
Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 9781561451265
  • Publication date: 06/01/1996
  • Page Count: 181
  • Size: 7" x 9"


Help your child master the language of nonverbal communication.

Do you know what nonverbal language is? Even if you can’t define it, you speak it every day through your postures, gestures, facial expressions, and tone of voice, and you must constantly read these same signals from others. In fact, nonverbal messages can carry up to 90% of the meaning of human interaction and contribute significantly to social, academic, and professional success.

Yet even though we recognize the importance of nonverbal communication, we have generally left the teaching of this essential language to chance. Now parents and teachers can help children develop nonverbal skills so that they will be able to communicate more effectively and to interact with others more successfully.

In Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success, clinical psychologists Marshall Duke and Stephen Nowicki and educator Elisabeth Martin describe and explain the methods and rules of nonverbal communication. Together they have created an easy-to-use guide which offers definitions and techniques for assessing a child’s strengths and weaknesses in this unspoken realm, as well as case studies, illustrations, and exercises for teaching or improving nonverbal skills at home or in the classroom.


Stephen Nowicki


Stephen Nowicki Jr., PhD, is the author of over 150 publications and presentations and the coauthor of several books. He received his PhD from Purdue University and lives in Georgia.

Marshall P. Duke


Marshall P. Duke, PhD, holds degrees from Rutgers University and Indiana University. He is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Personality and Psychopathology at Emory University. He has published over fifty scholarly articles and coauthored several books, including Starting Kids Off Right. He lives in Georgia.

Elisabeth A. Martin


Elisabeth A. Martin holds degrees from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the University of Kingston upon Thames. She has taught learning disabled students at the Dyslexia Institute in England and at several specialty schools in the United States. She lives in England.


“Stephen Nowicki and Marshall Duke’s work with children is state-of-the art in the teaching of the basic and critical emotional intelligence skills.” ―Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

“…This book, which is very easy to read, is an attempt to formalize the education of non-verbal skills in children and it was fantastic…The easy format of the book will help any parent or teacher employ exercises to teach children these qualities and help them pick up on social cues in many environments. I would recommend [it] to any parent…” ―Weissbluth Method blog

Books By Stephen Nowicki & Marshall P. Duke & Elisabeth A. Martin