I have read several of Rosemond's books on parenting, and this remains my favorite. I have followed his advice in eliminating tv from my kids' lives and have never regretted it. Both are excellent readers with long attention spans and vivid imaginations. Rosemond's advice on putting one's marriage before the children may seem harsh, but it is really GOOD for children to know that they don't run the show. Kids are happier, better adjusted, and less spoiled this way. His views on toys, chores, and discipline have also greatly influenced me. I strongly recommend this book.