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Experts who like to tell you how to live would like this.
on 7 March 2003
I guess that this book was written in an earnest attempt to help parents. However, my main concern about this book is that it disempowers parents as it continually points out what they are doing wrong. I maybe slighlty biased as I prefer when working with parents to identify what is going well. I also believe that "experts" who give advice on parenting often give advice that doesnt resonate with peoples lives or experiences.
If you are looking for a couple of good reads on parenting then, "try and make me" and "the incredible years" are much more holistic approaches to parenting.