I feel like the title of this book misrepresents its content. What I thought I was purchasing were some techniques and methods on parenting by a psychologist. Instead I felt like I was reading an editorial piece on the U.S. maternity leave and daycare.
I'm giving the book more than one star because I agree with a lot of things she says (of course I think the US should have a better maternity policy and that you should listen to your kid). And it was interesting to read about other cultures, even if she didn't necessarily convince me why their approaches are better for long term effects.
However, I felt she overly idealized some cultures and made some leaps in logic. For instance, I felt that she implied daycare is the reason for mass shootings nowadays. Interesting concept, but not really a strategy for raising a child or something that is helpful to me as a parent right now.
The biggest problem I had with this book is her footnotes. After one particular "fact" that I read, I clicked on the footnote to look at the reference. I expected to be led to a study on PubMed, but instead it was a NPR broadcast. She even has Wikipedia as a reference. I feel that it's quite misleading to present "facts" without references to peer reviewed studies.
I would certainly not recommend this book to another parent. To me, the author was on a soapbox about certain issues and did not deliver on the title or synopsis.