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
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It has a simple premise. - Goodreads
... easy to read,and held my attention. - Overstock.com
Good book for reference. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ayelet - Goodreads

I disliked the writing style of the book and had a hard time seeing past that to the actual discussion. I'm also not sure I entirely agree with the methods described. Read full review

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User Review  - Dionne - Goodreads

I had heard about 1-2-3 Magic as an ESL elementary teacher but never had the chance to read it and apply it. The method is mostly for getting your children to stop unhealthy/unwanted behaviors. I'm ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

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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