No wonder Smart Love has gotten media attention galore and was even recommended by Ann Landers. The smart love approach offers a new and better way to steer through the extremes of “tough love” and unbridled permissiveness. Parents and children alike will benefit from these innovative principles for raising happy and responsible adults. The good news is that no matter how unhappy or difficult children may be, it is not too late to create positive, loving relationships. Smart Love provides practical guidelines for using loving regulation to respond to a child’s daily needs at each developmental stage. From infancy to adolescence, the authors show you how to appeal to children’s strongest desire. The Piepers draw from decades of experience as parents and therapists. Their approach is based on extensive research into the nature of the child and the ingredients needed for healthy emotional development. With clarity and conviction, acclaimed narrators Suzanne Toren and George Guidall present the respected husband-wife therapist team’s inspiring message.