The Essential Partnership is a wonderful book. It is about how parents and children meet the emotional challenges of infancy and childhood. This book encourages emotional health and shows your children how to cope with problems and turn them into opportunities for their growth. It is so positve and has many unique approach's to developing a healthy personality. This book covers topics from mood and self esteem to controlling anger. It covers handling peer groups and sadness as well as competition. It is an excellent read and a very good value . The amount of information is immense and it is extremly interesting! It is a wealth of information that is helpful for parents and children. This book covers topics from infancy to adulthood. It is a great book to refer back to as well as to recommend. I think it would also be extremly important to new parents. This book shows you how ro encourage healthy development in each stage of growth for your child.