As a mom of two (6 years old and 4 years old), I am always reading books and articles that could help me with parenting. I love how this book helps you to see how the way the father/mother were raised affects the way that they typically "parent" their children. No style is perfect, but the book helps you to see how you can use the parenting styles to best relate to your children.
Though this is no "overnight parenting perfection" as it does take lots of changes to be implemented, it is a helpful challenge to all parents. Overall, I would keep this book in my library of parental books for good reference.
I enjoyed the parent tool box in the back of the book. It was a way that I could tangibly relate to the material and put in into practice. I love how they explain how to increase your child's emotional I.Q. I also found the soul words and comfort circle especially helpful. This isn't a book you can fully implement changes in one day. It will take awareness and behavior changes to make a difference. I learned a lot from the book, and have several "marked" areas in the book that I will continue to reference in future reference. Good read for parents...easy to read and understand.
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