Best parenting book I've read (out of about 30). I recommend this to anyone who spends lots of time with children or other people. I read a lot of parenting books (I love to read, and I love books, and I'm a parent of twin toddlers. I'm also a pediatrician). Often others (husband, friends) want to know about them without having to actually take the time to read them. This book is perfect for that. It has great summaries, many specific examples, and the pictures (comics) are actual examples that summarize the key points. The book can be enjoyed on my levels, but the one the authors intend -- taking a week or two to practice the techniques in each chapter-- has worked very well for my family. This book is about mindfulness, and walks you through listening to yourself first and then being ready to hear others. Once you have seen constructive ways to respond to your own inner voice, you become empowered to listen to others. And by modeling a constructive way to respond to negative thoughts and actions, you become the teacher. Faber and Mazlish have really done it right here. This book is gold!