Parenting isn't always the joy it's made out to be. On the contrary, many parents feel they are struggling to maintain their sanity and control of their young children's behaviors. Offering realistic, practical advice for parents who want the joy back in parenting. Instead of getting bogged down in negative cycles, the book will help readers leave those behavior struggles behind and turn children on to cooperation and respect. The book will also help adults model their "best self" and show children how to live. Unlike other parenting books that focus on problem behaviors or parental wellbeing, this book is grounded in research from child-development specialists and focuses on creating a home that is consistent, responsive, and loving. Paperback. 296 pages.