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 twenty-five 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."
1-2-3 Magic helps you discipline and set limits for your children by breaking down the complex task of parenting into straightforward steps. You'll find tools to use in virtually every situations, including advice for common problems such as:
Reluctance to do chores or pick up
Refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night
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!
I learned a lot from this book
It addresses a lot of things I was personally doing wrong. Most importantly, no explaining and no showing emotion. These two things are also try with adults who you have to manage. It’s not a negotiation. I also liked, Never chase a martyr when a kid says something like, “I’m never coming out of my room!” Remember no talking. Also, the potty training section was an eye opener for me. Instead of coaching them at the beginning. Let them see you go. And be patient. Requiring an apology is a punishment. It’s not a learning experience. Make sure you are not asking them to tell a lie. If your kid gets in trouble at school, don’t double punish them, unless of course, it is something really bad. Poor grades are not really misbehavior. Instead use rewards when they do good. All taken with a grain of salt. Good book.