1-2-3 Magic for Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New Rules

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Apr 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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By presenting the popular 1-2-3 Magic parenting program from a child’s point of view, this innovative guide provides kids with a thorough understanding of the disciplinary system—from the counting and time-out methods parents will be using to how better behavior benefits the entire family and leaves more time for play. Storytelling portions are coupled with copious illustrations to help describe the basic tenets of 1-2-3 Magic—such as positive reinforcement, charting, and the docking system—while a question-and-answer section outlines common situations, including What if I don’t go to my room? Will I still be counted if I have a friend over? and What kinds of things can we do for one-on-one fun? Crossword puzzles, word searches, and journal suggestions further encourage children to apply what they’ve learned about the methods.

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Dr. Phelans 123 Magic actually works on my kids. A local child psychologist recommended this program for my family and labeled two of my children as VERY strong willed we started using the program ... Read full review

Kids rule

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Great book if you keep up with it and if both parents join in on the effort! 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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