This book is the perfect companion for parents, particularly those with babies or young children. Many books for parents try to sell a "how-to" or "step by step" approach to the early days/surviving toddlers, with little background reasoning as to "why" their particular approach is recommended. By contrast, this book clearly sets out a balanced view of the results of the psychological research on many of the issues which are most troubling to parents. The author does this in a very reader-friendly way and the book is lively and conversational as well as being backed up with solid psychology references. The book is well-structured and easy to dip into. Thoroughly recommended!