I was not sure what age span was addressed in this new little book on discipline, but because I am an avid Brazelton fan, I bought it anyway. Although, there is quite a bit of general discipline philosophy and information in the book, I feel the majority of it is geared to parents and teachers of 1-6 year olds. Sometimes the text refers to "older children"; but, from the advice that is given on topics like stealing and lying, I would say older children means ages 7-10. I do think all the information makes good sense and is in keeping with the many other Brazelton books. I particularly like the section of the book that explains a variety of discipline techniques...one by one. The authors include pros and cons on each one-- which I found unique and helpful. The last part of the book gives solutions to some common misbehaviors like biting, tantrums, sibling fights, foul language, and lying. I found this section convenient to quickly look up a particular problem--where the authors offer concise, easy to understand information on the why's and what to do's with a number of troublesome behaviors. If you have a 2, 3, 4, or 5 year old, I would like to also highly recommend another "little book" with a similar philosophy for parents and teachers of preschoolers called "The Pocket Parent" --It's an A-Z quick-read compendium addressing many more hot-button issues (such as morning crazies, the gimmes, "I hate you's", not listening, and interrupting.) This book is a practical "hands-on" companion to "Discipline: The Brazelton Way". Additionally, "The Pocket Parent" offers a good dose of comforting humor as well as helpful, short, real-life anecdotes that clearly demonstrate many of the suggested positive discipline techniques in both books. Both books are reasonably priced and a worthwhile addition to your personal or school reference library...always ready to restore your sanity at a moment's notice--especi! ally whe n you feel you're just about to lose your mind!