Extremely bossy, patronizing wording and attitude by the author makes you want to stop reading the book.... No pronounced passion, no soft word offered here. I am not a parent, per: say, but a grandparent and a mother of an adult son with big family of his own... I just love to read and learn more about raising and giving a good safe and loving environment for children here, in the States in comparison to Europe. And I know, such good normal homes do exist. And when there are some troubling issues, there will be solid experienced sources to go to. But this book (to my view ) is not the answer. Also, it doesn't offer any photos, illustrations to make it less harsh.