This book is heavy with advice, although it is generally sensible stuff and so still worthwhile to read. His opinions are rarely supported by any evidence, so if your approach to parenting is different to his, you may find this book irritating. Compared with his more well known book 'raising boys' I find this book more useful, less repetitive and also better written. I did find 'raising boys' very poorly written though, so don't expect brilliant writing here. This book probably has more helpful suggestions to improve your parenting compared to 'raising boys'.