My dad had this book when I was a kid and I remember how frightening the dust jacket was. When I got the nerve up, I read it and remembered.
His best (and most useful) book is "So You Want to Raise a Boy." I found it at a yard sale 20 years ago and it is dead-on right about its topic. Skousen writes a humorous examination of each year of a boy's development from birth to age 21. I've got three sons (and two daughters) and that book has been invaluable to me. Best book on parenting boys I ever read. Too bad he didn't write one about raising daughters. I guess even the wisest among us can't figure them out!