on September 4, 2003
Perhaps it's not stylish nowadays to admit that Dr. Spock is OK, but he really is. I love this book. It's packed with sensible advice.
To me, the most helpful section is the called _Teaching Sexual Equality_. It contains good commentary about raising children of each gender, making sure everybody (even Dad) does an equal share around the house, helping children develop healthy gender attitudes, and more.
I recommend this book for parents. It's enjoyable reading, not too academic or judgmental, and offers personal observations about child-raising, which the author shares with remarkable personal insight.