For more than fifty years, I have been listening to parents in and out of parenting groups. Some were well-to-do suburban moms and some were inner-city African-American and Latino mothers, others were middle-class soccer moms; some mothers were formerly incarcerated then reunited with their children and others were women who had been abused by their former husbands. Each one taught me something of value. From their experiences I learned what draws children and parents close and what pushes them apart.
I discovered that respect is the key to lasting relationships -- respect that begins with the parents' self-respect, respect for his and her child, and mutual respect. I found that parents get the best results when they focus on keeping their relationships strong and healthy.
You will not only find your own highest ideals and values in 27 Secrets to Raising Amazing Children, but you'll see how to apply them in all of your interactions with your children. Then you will find that you are not only raising your children, but uplifting them, and in the process, being uplifted yourself.