Reviewer: Preschool parent, Ellie Thomas

This parenting book is packed full of wisdom that helps parents engage their children in a positive process of behavior change. Among the many skills discussed, parents are given specific strategies and language for teaching their children about their own feelings and needs as well as communicating the parents' expectations. Increasing children's awareness in these concrete ways can minimize strife and the need for punishment. Children gain autonomy and empowerment so that parents can have a more positive and trusting relationship with their children.

I highly recommend this book and think that the key to its lasting results is practicing the skills in a chapter before you move on to the next.