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

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ParentMagic, Incorporated, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 212 pages
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"Addressing the task of disciplining children ages 2 through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking, this program offers easy-to-follow steps to immediately manage troublesome behavior with reason, patience, and compassion. Parents and teachers learn how to encourage and respect children's growing independence with 10 strategies for building self-esteem. Also discussed are the three most important qualities for parents or teachers to exhibit in order to foster competence in kids. Tips are included on how to prevent homework arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores. This award-winning program discusses the importance of establishing and maintaining a home or classroom with fair and consistent discipline. This revised edition includes suggestions on how to avoid over-parenting, build children's social skills, and apply the program within mental health agencies and classrooms. "

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Great book, practical advice anyone can follow. - Overstock.com
Lots of good insights. - Goodreads
Seems like sound advice and system. - Goodreads
It has a simple premise. - Goodreads
At this writing, he's about 4) Consistency is the key. - Goodreads
... easy to read,and held my attention. - Overstock.com

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User Review  - Colin Cox - Goodreads

Helpful tips for just about every situation under the sun. Easy to follow. Decently written. If your kid is being tricky and you are feeling a bit helpless, at least check this book out from the library -- or borrow from me. Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsay P - Goodreads

I like it for some reasons and not for others. I worry that using this method too much can stop children from expressing emotions and feelings. If they are forced to bottle it up now, they won't know ... Read full review

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Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a nationally renowned expert on child discipline and attention deficit disorder. His other books include "1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12,"" All About Attention Deficit Disorder,"" "and "Surviving Your Adolescents." He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Tracy M. Lewis, BA, is the family resource coordinator for a public school system and a family educator for the Commonwealth Parenting Center of Richmond, Virginia. She is also a former elementary school teacher and preschool director. She lives in Stony Creek, Virginia.

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