It absolutley works. Because of some fertility issues and multiple misscarriages (12) it took us a long time to have Syd. Because of the age difference and the issues we have spoiled her way too much. She is a beautiful sweet child don't get me wrong, but she is very strong willed and tends to think the world revolves around her. I have know idea where she gets that from since I have been trying to get her to understand the world revolves around me ;-). Anyway long story short my husband and I have made a huge mess and it won't be cleaned up by Friday but we are definatley on the way. As for my teenager, he is great, responsible, thoughtful, and loving. But as he gets older we are dealing with the attitude problem here too. He is more passive aggressive than my little one so it is more in his tone than his actual words or actions. I'm sure hormones are playing a part in this but my husband and I don't let this excuse fly. I have told him that his actions and moods are his decision and whatever decision he makes will dictate the decisions we make. He has been exercising a lot more control.