A great concept, a rather Confucian quasi-magical thinking that if only the ruler (or parent) will order his and her own lives and thoughts properly, the entire universe (or children) will fall in order with little effort. But in the end I found that this book had very little practical advice despite the subtitle. It was a series of observations clearly tailored to a public speakers crowd--clearly a vanity project by the author who was told that she had clever things to say and she might as well write a book. Read 1-2-3 Magic instead or How to talk so children will listen (and vice versa) for actual concrete steps about how to get your children to behave.
This book will teach you how to teach your children to behave, how to listen- the first time, and how to be more cooperative. It shows you how to be consistent and manage your anger. It explains how to prevent arguments and power struggles. This book will make discipline simple and your life easier. You will even learn how to enjoy being a parent.