This is a quick read, and illuminating. This book, written by Madeline Levine, explains which parental behaviors inhibit their children's emotional growth. Some things are common sense, but others are counter-intuitive. I thought the chapter called "How We Connect Makes All the Difference" was useful since it detailed the difference between "good warmth" and "bad warmth", and how to correct children without criticizing them. There are also warnings that certain types of praise can foster a desire in kids to be motivated by external factors rather than harnessing internal motivation, and that can lead to problems for them.