While my family has not had the chance to start to use the skills and resources presented in this book I truly enjoyed reading it. The format of this book was well organized out in that the story was told through the eyes of the child and the issues that he faced and how this factored in and affected his family. I liked that there were case studies of families that showed the issues they faced and what their family experienced in using the P.A.C.T. system. Whether your child fits exactly into the model of the child in the book there are valuable lessons to be applied in your parenting. As well this book also gives the child areas to work on alongside the parents, making it a cooperative effort. The book is structured so that once you start you have several goals and only move on once your goal is completed. There is enough structure provided to guide you along with valuable additonal information to help change your family dynamic.
I also liked that the author chose not to focus neccessarily on why the child in the story was the way he was, that ulitmately this was not pertinent and what was important was his behavior and how this affected the family, which in turn the family further affected the child. The emphasis was on how to change the behavior, as the thought since the reasoning (or a particular diagnosis if applicable has already been determined thus the focus is instead put on changing the behaviors of family as a whole).
I would definitely recommend this book for any family to read as I am sure that everyone has a time where they could use some assistance in parenting and managing family life.