We were pleasantly surprised by what we received with this DVD. I put a search into Amazon one day for cheap DVDs and this one came up for one penny! And after watching it I can honestly say it was worth every penny too!
The speaker is not the man on the front of the cover (I thought it was, but my wife did not). The speaker is a man from Amish/Mennonite background (though I'd say he is probably more liberal himself). He seems to be a man in his mid 70's, though he is fit looking and his mind is sharp.
The material he presents is wonderful. We learned a lot by sitting at this man's feet for an hour and 40 minutes (the average length of a movie, so not too long). His style is very conversational, peppered with lots of personal stories and anecdotes. It is not heavy sermon type of stuff, and he doesn't leave you with a guilt trip.
The DVD is split up into 3 main parts with a Q & A at the end:
1. Your Last Great Chance
2. The Characteristics of Middle Childhood
3. Key Developmental Areas of Middle Childhood
4. Questions from Parents
I would highly recommend this DVD to anyone with children either in this age group or approaching this age group. Even if you have to store it away for the years to come, or it is something you could watch now to prepare yoursleves and then watch again. We will certainly be watching this again.