I learned a lot from this book, and it challenged my way of thinking in many areas. I don't think any one method is a cure-all for kids' behaviors; instead, it's important to get advice from many sources & be eclectic in your approach. Since each child is different, it's helpful to have several "tricks up your sleeve." I think this method will work best with a very bright, very strong willed child.
The most important thing I gathered from this book was the dispelling of some "traditional" parenting myths. Myths like...
- Consequences must always be immediate.
- Kids should always be upset after being disciplined.
- Consequences must be the same every time.
- Kids should be warned beforehand what the consequences will be if they misbehave.
Definitely worth the read.