Magazines such as Time and Newsweek have described parents as living in “mayhem” and “madness” with their out-of-control, undisciplined children. How did our families get to this state? To child psychologist Dr. Beth A. Grosshans, a half-century of parenting advice-with its time-outs-is largely to blame. Her ideas challenge this prevailing culture, proving that power and authority are as essential as love and good intentions to effective parenting. Akin to a private session with Dr. Grosshans, Beyond Time-Out enables parents to reflect upon their own behavior and readjust an unbalanced family structure.