True, this book may not help you with the day-to-day business of raising a child, but what parenting book does?In struggling with my decision to limit our family to one child, Ms. Newman's words were enormously comforting. The piece of advice that most stuck with me was this; the only reason to have a second child is because YOU want another child. There is no other reason. The idea that children need siblings is patently false and this book helped me realize that. We are very happy in our three person household.