This book was not what I was expecting. This book teaches techniques to use in reprimanding, praising, and helping your children to achieve. It offers amazingly simple yet profound advice. I almost want to say, "common knowledge", but push come to shove, it isn't common knowledge. . . tho it really should be. This book teaches you how to teach your children to govern themselves and to be an asset to the community and to everything that they want to be when they are grown. I thought it was well written and should be read by everyone who has kids.