Think raising kids is child's play? Relying on intuition and advice and the concept of a village of people to help them may have worked for parents in the past, but parenting today isn't as simple as it used to be. Kids have so many pressures and so many choices, that often a parent doesn't know what to do to help them succeed. How much discipline is enough and how much is too much? How do you encourage self-esteem? What's the best way to talk to a cranky toddler-or a sulky teen? Because Kids Don't Come With Manuals: Contemporary Advice For Parents can show you how!