This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight, and proven experience.
The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. By means of three easy-to-follow steps, parents learn to manage troublesome behavior, encourage good behavior, and strengthen the parent-child relationship—avoiding the "Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit" syndrome which frustrates so many parents.
Ten strategies for building a child’s self-esteem and the six types of testing and manipulation a parent can expect from the child are discussed, as well as tips on how to prevent homework arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores.
New advice about kids and technology and new illustrations bring this essential parenting companion completely up-to-date.
About the Author
Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a nationally renowned expert on child discipline and attention deficit disorder. His books include 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers, All About Attention Deficit Disorder, and Surviving Your Adolescents. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
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Comments about 1-2-3 Magic:
Wonderful resource for parents - read it early to get a good start! Then all the hard work is done. Started using 123 magic when my son was 4 and it worked a charm within hours.
Comments about 1-2-3 Magic:
A great book to help control the kids outbursts without angst and getting upset
"An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and educators." --"Booklist"
|Preface to the Fourth Edition||p. i|
|Introduction Job Available: Long Hours, No Pay, Excellent Benefits||p. 1|
|Orientation to The Parenting Profession||p. 7|
|Your Three Parenting Jobs||p. 11|
|The Little Adult Assumption||p. 17|
|The Two Biggest Discipline Mistakes||p. 21|
|Controlling Obnoxious Behavior (Job #1)|
|Counting: Simple But Not Easy!||p. 27|
|Frequently Asked Questions||p. 41|
|Out in Public||p. 61|
|Sibling Rivalry, Tantrums and Pouting||p. 69|
|Managing Kids'Testing and Manipulation|
|The Six Types of Testing and Manipulation||p. 79|
|Counting in Action||p. 93|
|More Serious Problems in Tweens||p. 103|
|Encouraging Good Behavior (Job #2)|
|Establishing Positive Routines||p. 117|
|Up and Out in the Morning||p. 137|
|Cleaning Up and Chores||p. 143|
|Going to Bed-And Staying There!||p. 163|
|Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Children (Job #3)|
|Sympathetic Listening||p. 173|
|Real Magic: One-on-One Fun||p. 181|
|When Can You Talk?||p. 185|
|Solving Problems Together||p. 193|
|Kids, Tweens and Tech||p. 197|
|Enjoying Your New Family Life|
|Staying on the Wagon||p. 207|
|Your New Life||p. 211|
|Appendix: Further Readings & Resources||p. 213|
|1-2-3 Magic Stories and Comments||p. 223|
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Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: ParentMagic, Incorporated
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.0 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.327