I'm sorry... I know this book is beloved by many, and I agree with that sentiment for the openning pages of mother and baby, mother and toddler... even mother and child. BUT (!) once it gets into mom and teen, and mom with a grown man snuggling her lap like a baby... yikes! A grown man gets in his car in the middle of the night, leaves his wife and own children to go sneak a-lap-sitting-snuggle it his mommy. (!) That is just too far over the "acceptable bonding" ritual for my family or any healthily-raised adult I know of.