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1-2-3 Magic : Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 - Thomas W. Phelan

1-2-3 Magic

Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

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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:

      i have used the 1,2,3,DVD's & books on many occasions in my work with parents for everyday challenges of parenting young children & for putting in place appropriate responses to more challenging behaviours. i find that it is very positive, easy to follow & allows parents to gain an understanding of their children behaviour & what they can do to have a more positive influence on their children's behaviour- a terrific collection of resources!!

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      Practical and down-to-earth

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        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.

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        A fantastic tool

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          A great book to help control the kids outbursts without angst and getting upset

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          "An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and educators." -- Booklist

          Preface to the Fourth Editionp. i
          Introduction Job Available: Long Hours, No Pay, Excellent Benefitsp. 1
          Thinking Straight
          Orientation to The Parenting Professionp. 7
          Your Three Parenting Jobsp. 11
          The Little Adult Assumptionp. 17
          The Two Biggest Discipline Mistakesp. 21
          Controlling Obnoxious Behavior (Job #1)
          Counting: Simple But Not Easy!p. 27
          Frequently Asked Questionsp. 41
          Out in Publicp. 61
          Sibling Rivalry, Tantrums and Poutingp. 69
          9p. 73
          Managing Kids'Testing and Manipulation
          The Six Types of Testing and Manipulationp. 79
          Counting in Actionp. 93
          More Serious Problems in Tweensp. 103
          Encouraging Good Behavior (Job #2)
          Establishing Positive Routinesp. 117
          Up and Out in the Morningp. 137
          Cleaning Up and Choresp. 143
          Suppertimep. 151
          Homeworkp. 157
          Going to Bed-And Staying There!p. 163
          Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Children (Job #3)
          Sympathetic Listeningp. 173
          Real Magic: One-on-One Funp. 181
          When Can You Talk?p. 185
          Solving Problems Togetherp. 193
          Kids, Tweens and Techp. 197
          Enjoying Your New Family Life
          Staying on the Wagonp. 207
          Your New Lifep. 211
          Appendix: Further Readings & Resourcesp. 213
          Indexp. 215
          1-2-3 Magic Stories and Commentsp. 223
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          ISBN: 9781889140438
          ISBN-10: 1889140430
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 224
          Published: 1st October 2010
          Publisher: ParentMagic, Incorporated
          Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.9
          Weight (kg): 0.34