The whole point in my view is that the parents should be in charge and in control over the daily schedule of a family. Setting the eating times and sleeping times in this regard is essential. Gina Ford has a system that works and since we started using it our lives changed. From being "on demand" to being "in charge". Not only good for us as parents, but much healthier for our little girl.
I also enjoy the non-nonsense, practical advice she gives. It may not be rocket science, but some ways are smarter than others. Gina tells you the smart way to parenting !