This is one of the best parenting books I've read. It gives you solid tools for parenting from the heart. This author is a management expert, not a psychologist, and many of the tools are appropriate for working with people, no matter what their age. I especially like the "gift of forward focus" which helps kids to see that all of life is about learning lessons, and that the only reason to look backward is to understand the lesson in order to be able to avoid the same mistake again. Otherwise it just wastes your energy. I also like the "gift of feeling fully" which helps kids to be in touch with their emotions. I have already given several copies as gifts and will continue to do so. To the author: Have you considered an audiotape?