Like many of the other reviewers, I found Dr Karp's first book helpful but this one? Not so much. But for different reasons. I have a "high need" child, as I've mentioned, and while he does devote a little space to different toddler temperaments, unfortunately his advice just won't work for my kid. I've tried it (not a ton, because I felt really foolish doing the cave man Toddlerese), but when my kid gets worked up in a tizzy it's really really hard to calm her. I need more strategies to avoid the tizzy rather than dealing with it once it's here. So I will continue trying to find other tricks that will work.