1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

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by Thomas W. Phelan
     
 

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The #1 child discipline book

"1-2-3 Magic made parenting fun again."

"I highly recommend this book to any parent who is spending more time yelling at or nagging their children than smiling at and laughing with them."

"All I have to say is that the ideas in this book really WORK! It really is like magic!"

"It's such a relief to not feel like

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The #1 child discipline book

"1-2-3 Magic made parenting fun again."

"I highly recommend this book to any parent who is spending more time yelling at or nagging their children than smiling at and laughing with them."

"All I have to say is that the ideas in this book really WORK! It really is like magic!"

"It's such a relief to not feel like I'm constantly yelling at someone! If you want to see a fast improvement in your child's behavior, check out 1-2-3 Magic."

1-2-3 Magic allows you to get back in charge of your home and enjoy your kids again by helping you set limits for your children, and by breaking down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps:

1. Controlling Obnoxious Behavior: Learn an amazingly simple technique to get the kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.)
2. Encouraging Good Behavior: Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed--and staying there!, chores, etc.)
3. Strengthening Your Relationships: Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children.

You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, including advice for common problems such as:

• Whining
• Sibling rivalry
• Reluctance to do chores
• Refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night
• Talking back
• Stubbornness

For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help them raise happier, healthier families and put the fun back into parenting.

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“An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and educators.” —Booklist
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An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and educators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889140704
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Edition description:
Fifth edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
26,532
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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From the Publisher
"An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and educators."  —Booklist

Meet the Author

Dr. Thomas W. Phelan is an internationally renowned expert, author, and lecturer on child discipline and Attention Deficit Disorder. A registered Ph.D. clinical psychologist, he appears frequently on radio and TV. Dr. Phelan practices and works in the western suburbs of Chicago.

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1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
KJNJ More than 1 year ago
The is good an d I plan on trying out the 123 magic however I felt it didnt have enough examples and directives for parents of toddlers and preschooler. I think that age range needs special attention.
Celeste Shea More than 1 year ago
An easy read with practical advice.
JalaSue More than 1 year ago
Excellent, excellent book! I was doubtful at first, but if you follow it exactly- it really works!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading this book I also read More 1-2-3 Magic by the same author. I also viewed the DVD and purchased 1-2-3 Magic for Children and read it to my granddaughter. She asked over and over for us to read this to her and I feel this program will be helpful to control her behavior. One of her parents does not discipline her and this is a real problem. This is a great program for parents and grandparents to use and to eliminate bad behavior.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really helped us with our daughter who is very bright. We also shared some key pages with her grandmothers who help us take care of her from time to time. She has shown alot of improvements, but consistency is key. Parents have to agree on what are the instant 3's and how to handle when not at home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So helpful in setting limits for my sometimes difficult 8 year old.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has put discipline into perspective. It is very easy to read and it makes total sense. Very helpful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a teacher and a parent, and 1-2-3 Magic is useful as both! I bought the book to learn about the program in the classroom, but could only find the parent version. Luckily, the book is easy to read and adapt to situations other than those discussed in the book. The author provides many examples and explains everything in "layman's" terms. I was afraid it would read like a textbook, but thankfully I was wrong!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HAVE THE CARE OF TWO VERY ACTIVE, (ONE IS ADHD) GRANDS, AND THEY HAVE BEEN A HUGE CHALLENGE! THIS DISIPLINE IS SIMPLE, RELIABLE, FAIR MINDED AND KID FRIENDLY. WE SWARE BY IT IN OUR HOUSE AND I HOPE EVERY PARENT WILL TRY IT. NOTHING BEATS IT FOR TEACHING RESPECT AND SELF CONTRL.
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This book is hepful in some ways but it doesnt help my situation. My son is so angry and these techniques dont help him. They are great for my younger son but it doesnt tell you what to do when they wont stay in their room.
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I have read it and am headed to get a paper copy for my husband and the grandparent. Phelan has a healthy sense of humor and clear instructions that seem completely doable. I see where I have been aggravating the discipline situation for my three girls and am already benefiting from that alone. We will implement his recommendations when my husband has seen the video/read the book - not soon enough!
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