When Rory James, a widowed mother of three rowdy kids, agrees to appear on a television show to discuss child discipline, she's not prepared for the arrogant and uninformed views of childless veterinarian Seth Stone. As the debate heats up, the show's producer issues a $25,000 challenge: Allow Dr. Stone an opportunity to use his techniques with Rory's kids. Seth knows a lot about how not to treat children; lessons well-learned from an abusive father. He's positive the methods he's used to train animals will work with children. After all, how difficult could it be to teach a child to behave?