1-2-3 magic: training your children to do what you want

Front Cover
Child Management, Jan 1, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 180 pages
293 Reviews
A proven bestseller, this book addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight and proven experience. This time tested program provides easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children ages 2-12 without yelling, arguing or spanking. Readers will learn when and how their silence can speak louder than words.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
103
4 stars
104
3 stars
64
2 stars
17
1 star
5

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

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

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

As a parent, counselor, and teacher I have found this book to be an great starting point for the many families that I work with. The information is timeless and the techniques are proven...however I ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sesil - Goodreads

i have just started this still in week one. i am seing some improvement. i have to remind my 2yr old what happens on 3. for my 3yr old i tend to mix up the punishments a little so she doesnt think oh its just a time out. gonna keep at ut and c where it takes us Read full review

Contents

Straight Thinking
3
The 123
23
What to Do in Public
37
Copyright

1 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

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.

Bibliographic information