I honestly feel books like this should be part of a mandatory education prior to couples having children. It sickens me how many times I’ve seen children abused, neglected or just told they are bad people. If more parents were shown how influential children are, we just might have less tragedies and we certainly would have happier more confident children. This book is well written and serves the intended purpose quite well. It’s written intelligently with easy to understand language and vivid descriptions. A few stories might cause you to reach for the tissues. I received an evaluation copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion and review. In no way has this influenced my opinion.