Dr. Hughes has written a guide for parenting based on a step-by-step progression to behavior change. The book is filled with real-life examples and leavened with a sense of humor, all from a distinguished and knowledgeable expert in the field. -- Robert L. Hendren, D.O., President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Parents who read this book and begin to practice these parenting fundamentals have a good chance of reducing current problems and preventing other problems before they occur, but more importantly, effective parents give their children a chance to have the personal discipline and positive sense of self that is crucial for successful living. -- John T. Walkup, M.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, from the foreword
William H. Hughes, M.D., is director of family services at the Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento, California.
[It] gave me a lot of food for thought. I think most families could pull useful ideas from this book. -- Dave H. Book Bargains and Previews