As I read this super chill guide, I absolutely saw myself in almost every example of what not to do for your kids in helping them to become independent, successful members of society. No matter how hard I’ve tried, I’ve pretty much become the mom I never wanted to be: a frazzle-haired, screaming-from-the-other-room, spanking-without-discretion MOM-STER. I have created tiny critters aged two and four who scream and yell and kick and hit and whine and cry. I have negotiated with tiny terrorists for the last time! No longer will I waste our lives being angry and feeling out of control. I will listen, I will encourage, I will praise, and I WILL COUNT! The text was plain, entertaining, and effective. The graphic stories were spaced perfectly and emphasized the text. I will be recommending this book and technique to any other MOM-STERS who reach out to me for help!