I took some advice and it worked on my 2 daughters, 13 and 15. Learnt not to nag or scream at them when they did not do what was instructed. Rather simply told them I was disappointed in their behavior etc and walked away and not agreeing to their requests until they understood their mistakes. Learn to let go on the small issues instead of harboring them, among many other valuable advice in the book. I must continue to work on them and not give up mid-way, else all the effort i'm making, will be in vain. Thank you for these advice.
This book has wonderful ideas and guidelines to follow and develop in your parenting life and life in general. I wish I would have read (or it would have been available) his have a new kid by Friday book when all my kids were young. The book is so practical and makes so much sense. I have recommended it to people already and will continue to do so. When my daughters have children of their own, I will purchase his Have A New Kid By Friday book as a resource and hopefully they will read it and benefit from it right from the start. Then perhaps some of the mistakes I've made with them will not be repeated by them.