From the Terrible Twos all the way through the rebellious teen years, our culture and language around parenting frames the experience as an endless martyrdom of confrontation and correction. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Modern brain imaging can tell us why children do what they do, giving us insight and understanding to avoid the time-worn hassles and struggles. We are entering a new era of cooperative, self-disciplined children, made possible for you by straight talk and proven strategies from certified parent educator Shirley Luxem. First, she turns upside down the common belief that life with children is unavoidably unpleasant and exhausting. Then, she opens your eyes to the innumerable ways adults incite the very behaviors they seek to correct. Finally, she leads you step by step through one aha moment after another, to solutions that create and restore peace and joy in family living. The New Parenting Handbook is an essential read for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.