I read about this book in Oprah's magazine (my mother sent me a copy of the September issue of "O") and thought it would make a nice little gift for my sister. She and her husband just had a little boy and have read every parenting book ever written. I sent it in the mail without reading it and received a joyful phone call from her less than a week later. She said it was the best advice she'd ever received and I was the best sister in the world for sending it. I agreed and immediately ordered another copy so I could actually read the book. She was absolutely right. This book took me back to my childhood and healed some of the wounds without telling me what to do, how to act, what to say to get this or that reaction. The words simply quieted my heart and let my own soul answer any questions. I can't explain how peaceful it made me feel. She was also right about the other thing. I am the best sister in the world for sending it.