15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Best for young children,
This review is from: Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting: The Revolutionary Programme That Transforms Family Life (Paperback)
This a practical and useful book and I enjoyed reading most of it. The techniques are useful for all ages but it's a bit basic as a stand alone tool for older kids. Of course they respond to praise and being listened to (who doesn't!) and parents do need to have authority but I don't know any older child who would just happily accept "the new rule is..." from their parent on a regular basis!!
It's all about how to channel your child into doing things your way which is ok when they're younger but given the author talks about it working for all ages I would have liked a bit more thought about parenting older children and the challenges they bring.
If you have a younger child it's well worth reading so that you can put some very good basic principles in place to head off the likelihood of later difficulties but if you're struggling with parenting an older child then you probably won't find it covers all that you need.