If you are the type of parent who believes children should be taught and not make the rules up for themselves, this book is for you! I just hate that ALL of Tracey's books aren't available in the states. Tracey is VERY easy to follow and her direction simply makes sense. I read her first book, "secrets of the baby whisperer" and had such good luck with it that when my daughter entered the toddler stage, I wanted to use her methodology here as well. So far so good. We are working through the potty training right now! Her theories are very different than what other parents here in the states are using and we definitely get a lot of odd looks and negative comments. However, these people can't argue what a joy our daughter can be when at the market, playing with other children or how E.A.S.Y. she really is at bedtime. That is enough for me. Because of the results I have seen, I belive in her direction so much that I was willing to pay not only the price of the book but also the international shipping and the exchange fees. I think the total for 2 books was $80 USD. :-) If you are willing to stick with it, this works and is a life saver!!!