This is a child-rearing manual that provides practical methods for
working with children. This instructional book goes a long way in
helping parents to resolve problems using specific strategies for
dealing with inappropriate behavior of children. In general, it's a book
about child-rearing practices and how the management of consequences canbe the key to creating good home environment.
This book teaches parenting principles and practices that are backed up by research. I love his main theme that whatever behavior receives the most attention is repeated. So parents should ignore minor misbehavior and try to look for and reward positive behavior with a specific compliment. It has best parenting practices for all age groups. For instance he teaches that teenagers need time to casually talk to their parents and need physical affection as much as when they were young. My daughter finds this book really helpful in raising an active two year old boy. I wish I had read this book 20 years ago.