Adele Faber was born January 12, 1928 in New York to Morris and Betty Kamey Meyrowitz. She received a B.A. in 1949 from Queen's College and an M.A. in 1950 from New York University. Long involved in education and human development, Faber has taught speech at the New York School of Printing, English at the high school level in Brooklyn and at Long Island University. She led parenting workshops at C.W. Post College and at the New School for Social Research. A recognized authority on children and the parent-child relationship, Faber, along with Elaine Mazlish, has written several works about parent-child relationships. These include Liberated Parents/Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family (1974), Breaking Barriers: A Workshop Series in Human Relational Skills for Teenagers (1976), Siblings Without Rivalry (1987), and a children's book, Bobby and Breckles (1993). Faber has written television scripts such as "Mr. Sad-Sack" (1975) and "The Princess" (1975), both for ABC. Faber and Mazlish wrote a television script for Kentucky Educational Television called, "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen" (1990). In 1992, she and Mazlish also collaborated on a collection of audiocassettes and a workbook called How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be. Adele Faber married Leslie Faber, a guidance counselor, in 1950. They have three children.
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are internationally acclaimed, award-winning experts on adult-child communication. Both lecture nationwide, and their group workshop programs are used by thousands of groups throughout the world to improve communication between children and adults.