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The book confirmes that play is the number one factor for children's success in life. Pushing kids too hard can have unwanted effects, as can spending too little 'groundtime' with them. The book teaches you to "put away your credit card and get out your library card", meaning most expensive toys are convergent while creative play is unstructured and divergent.
The main idea of the book is that each individual has it's own unique way of filling their own 'love tank'. And what works for one partner does not need to necessarily work for the other one. My love language may be "words of affirmation" and my wife's "quality time". The book is about recognizing the love language of your partner and doing concrete actions that will make them feel loved more.
This book addresses something parents worry about frequently - making sure their child reaches its potential. The writing style makes it more of a reference guide and not a book. It accurately describes different situations and how to cope with it all as a parent. For me the true gem of the book is "Show the Way" section at the end of each chapter which basically (in my opinion) tells you what you need to do, through your own behavior, to prevent all these problems surfacing in the first place.
I have to give a disclaimer first - this was the first book on parenting I read. As such I was blown away by some ideas. They are practical, simple and produced a lot of a-ha moments with me. In many ways it helped me transform the way I handle stressful situations not only with my child, but with my colleagues too! :)