A collection of simple ‘rules’ to follow for raising children. Sturges organizes these rules into seven areas including communication, manners, safety and discipline. One rule, as indicated by the title of the book, discusses having strict guidelines for children while in parking lots to always stay right next to their parent with no exceptions to ensure the child is kept as safe as possible. Another more parent-directed rule instructs the parent to smile whenever their child enters the room regardless of the parent’s current mood, in order to make the child feel special and important. I found this to be a quick and easy read, which also has the capability of being read in bits and pieces as you find time since each chapter is an independent thought or idea.