In this insightful, well-researched book, Dr. Marshall reveals what have been called "the best-kept secrets in developmental psychology." ... Inflicting punishment is easy—anyone can strike a child—but healthy discipline practices must be learned.
Tine Thevenin is supportive and encouraging to new parents who want to follow their hearts and instincts when carrying for their children. She gives credit to the unique and different parenting styles of men and women and acknowledges that both are needed to raise a healthy, happy individual. More importantly, she tells mothers that they should not have to fight off their "mothering instincts" or follow a guide book to parenting.