"A book by and for parents," says Art Fettig, president of Growth Unlimited, Inc., Battle Creek, Michigan. He continues, "I truly believe that if every American parent could and would read this book and begin to apply the powerful concepts and techniques it contains, we could resolve all of the problems families face."
"The tough-minded approach is a people approach," says Joe Batten, "that expects the best from you and the people around you."
"In this book we recognize that the future of our families, our world, will rise or fall in direct proportion to the presence, understanding, and practice of positive values.… It is our belief that the best way to think of child development is to see it as the growth of the child's value system.… Throughout this book, we show how to apply your positive values to some of the real problems and real opportunities parents face in the real world."
from the Preface,