This is an incredible book. The author's self-disclosure, personal parenting stories and talent for explaining neuroscience in a dignified, non-pandering way to the reader are stunning. As a doctor and a mother with a family history of untreated anxiety and heavy addictions, I was panicking as I saw the tween years approaching as to how to stack the odds so my boys did not become prey to these issues.
I'm recommending this book to the parents of every child I see, regardless of age. Thank you to Dr. Shatkin for taking the time to write this and for doing so in a way that is valuable in terms of doctoring and parenting. It will change the way I do both.