This book contained a lot of familiar information, but probably because I'm familiar with the writings of Dr. Dobson. It emphasized the biblical view of strong (but loving) parental authority through discipline. It criticized other authors' views of permissiveness and letting kids learn to discipline themselves (I believe the term 'poppycock' was used). The main theory being that children lean to respect those who have authority over them, who do what it takes to 'earn' that respect. Again, in love and respect for the children too; he's certainly not advocating abuse and unjust/violent behavior.
I don't spend a lot of time on these reviews, so certainly don't take them as a full summary of what's in the book. I just jot down a few things I've learned and my opinion of the book. In this case, I think a lot of it made sense. In the end he talked about many other authors who write these grandiose theories based on what they 'think' with nothing to back them up. Dobson's book, however, is backed up by the Bible and the Creator of parenting (and children, for that matter), so it's very reliable, and I'm interested to see how it turns out. (I leave out my own kid experiences in this public, albeit minimalistic-traffic, site)
Anyway, I think I've rambled enough (consequences of making this a database instead of hard-coded HTML). And that was completely irrelevant, so I had really better stop now!