"Although Rankin is primarily concerned with issues in developmental psychology, her excellent analysis also raises many general questions regarding the interfaces between research findings and their applications to individual and societal concerns."-
"Great Reads for Parents. Parents are inundated with information about how to be good parents, but don't always know which sources to trust. This book is written in a relaxed, readable voice, and breaks down the advice of five well-known experts. It compares differences among their theories and the ways in which their advice holds up to research."-
Scholastic Parent & Child
Compares the parenting advice of five well-known experts to research findings, explains the differences between the experts' backgrounds, and examines the political beliefs that often color their recommendations.