This book was really good -- for parents of older kids. I skipped a bunch of sections, stuff like going to school isn't going to be useful to me for several more years. I felt like a lot of the suggestions were good, but most of them requires being able to talk to your child and have them understand, and then listen to their reply. I've been looking high and low for a book that will help me navigate my spirited toddler who doesn't use much language yet, but I'm not having very much luck. It's especially frustrating that she shows her real spirited colors around me and diminishes them for other caregivers, so obviously, people think I'm exaggerating. Being a parent is hard.