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 behaviour with reason, patience, and compassion.
The sixth edition of the 1.7 million-copy bestseller 1-2-3 Magic by internationally acclaimed parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. compiles two decades of research and experience into an easy-to-use program designed for parents striving to connect more deeply with their children and help them develop into healthy, capable teenagers and adults.
Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but every family faces challenges that can be frustrating and overwhelming. For more than 25 years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan’s 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers raise independent, emotionally intelligent children and build happier, healthier families – all through an easy to understand program that you’ll swear “works like magic”.
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.
Dr. Phelan breaks down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps:
- Helping your children learn how to control their emotions and refrain from negative behavior, including tantrums, whining, and sibling rivalry
- Encouraging good behavior in your children and providing positive feedback
- Strengthening your relationships with your children to reinforce the natural parent-child bond
You’ll find tools to use in virtually every situation, as well as real-life stories from parents who have successfully navigated common parenting challenges such as reluctance to do chores, talking back, and refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night. For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help their children develop emotional intelligence, raise healthier, happier families, and put the fun back into parenting.
Along with other highly-respected parenting classics such as How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Parenting with Love and Logic, The 5 Love Languages of Children, No Drama Discipline, and The Whole Brain Child, 1-2-3 Magic is an essential tool for parents hoping to connect more deeply with their children.
Parents all over the world have rebooted their families and their lives with 1-2-3 Magic. Learn the effective way to be a better, more loving, and more consistent parent, and start enjoying your child again – today!
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One of the most common sense parenting books I have read. It could have been written by a friend. It seems doable in every day life and applicable to most situations…not just textbook ones.Elaine, Goodreads
If you’re a parent, you need this book on your shelf. I go to it, just as a reminder of what the hell I’m supposed to do when my child melts down about putting on his shoes to go to the park: “But you love the park, I’m doing this for you, why are you being an asshole?” Yes, this book, in its simple, straight-forward directions, tells you what to do about behavior.Molly, Goodreads
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