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“I rather hope this book becomes the twenty-first century childcare bible.” (Fay Weldon, The Times (London))
Robert Shaw, M.D., a child and family psychiatrist practicing in Berkeley, California, is the director of the Family Institute of Berkeley. He specialized in child psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and taught at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he trained residents in community psychiatry as the chief of the Family and Children's Mental Health Services for the entire South Bronx. He then directed the Family and Children's Mental Health Services for the city of Berkeley. The father of four grown children, he lives with his wife, Judith, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I have read Dr. Shaw's wise, wonderful book and wish everyone I know with kids would read it. I have friends whose lives and households are absolutely dominated by their infants or... Read morePublished on May 19 2004
he says that Shaw thinks that there is only one acceptable parenting style but this is clearly not what he is saying:
page 50: There is no reason to believe that any adviser... Read more
As a soon to be father I found this book very interesting. The advice is straight forward and direct without presenting a "one size fits all" solution. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2004 by A. Ricks
As a teacher, I daily see the effects of today's permissive parenting, from kids with no concept of working hard to their parents who let them stay home from school for ANYTHING! Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004 by D. Hawkins
Finally the truth is told. This book clearly illustrates the serious deficiencies in todays parenting and how to fix it. What more could you want? Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004
If you read one parenting book your whole life, make it this one. I'll bet eighty percent of those who read it will buy another copy for a friend, and no wonder. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2003
I saw Robert Shaw on CNN a few months ago touting this book. Immediately, I knew I wanted to read it. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by David M. Buchta
As a parent I found this 'tough love' approach incredibly helpful. Doctor Shaw has identified an enormous problem, explained the causes and articulated methods and tools and rules... Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003
It's about time that someone finally wrote about how parents aren't "parents" anymore - they are so busy working, dating, buying they don't have time for their kids anymore and so,... Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003 by Susan