This is very intersting style book because it tells the various challenges or should I just say 'problems' that parents encounter with children and then the author gives many different choices to pick from to deal with the issue. For example what to do if: child hits the baby, child runs away while in parking lot, interrupts parent while on phone, won't pick up toys, etc. This is very practical hands on tips for raising children, discipline, parenting tips, etc. Attachment parenting friendly. This is gentle discipline without inflicting physical pain or verbal shaming, but it does use limits and consequences. This author has written several books on parenting. This is not a permissive parenting book.