This book was actually purchased by mistake but what a happy mistake it was! I wanted to purchase the author's classic and well-known book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" but instead got this and it was an excellent book, which quite literally everyone should read.
Very useful, practical tips for families. Especially liked the concentration on empathic listening - couldn't rate that highly enough. This is a very in-depth book, it's pretty thick - very comprehensive. It is a little repetitive, as are all these American self-help books, but in this instance, it didn't annoy me as much as with other books such as those by Tony Robbins. The examples are all really helpful, so I actually felt like I wanted more of them and less repetitive explanations.
I am slowly getting through it. It was written some time ago and by an American! However, still applicable today and not so American it can't be brought across the pond. Some sound, simple advice and lots of good examples to see how the advice can be played out in different scenarios. As ever, a different matter trying to implement the advice!
Stephen Covey is a must read for anyone who really wants to get to the bottom of what it is, to be really effective in a family, as a family. read it over and over and let it sink in and become part of your subconscious - it's all good.