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6th Edition

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

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Thomas W Phelan

  • 1-2-3 Magic
  • 1-2-3 Magic
    Award-winning, best selling book provides easy-to-learn parenting techniques & practical advice for parents of children ages 2-12.

320 pages
Interest Age: 2 to 12
ISBN: 9781492629887

This award-winning, bestselling book in a new edition is now even easier to use with an updated internal design that is user-friendly and has more visual interest. The 6th Edition is more engaging and browse-able for the reader. Also added is a handy new index.

With 1-2-3 Magic you will learn how to:

  • get your kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (arguing, whining, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc);
  • encourage your kids to START doing what you want them to do (cleaning rooms, going to bed, homework, etc);
  • avoid the 'Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit' Syndrome; handle misbehaviour in public;
  • deal with the Six Kinds of Testing and Manipulation.
  • Plus Ten steps for building self esteem.

This time tested program provides easy to follow steps for disciplining children aged 2 to 12 without yelling, arguing or spanking. You'll also learn when and how your silence can speak louder than you think.

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. Read this book and take charge of your home, classroom or any caregiving scenario. An excellent, workable, and supportive resource for parents and educators.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Parenting: Long Hours, No Pay, Excellent Benefits

Part I: Building a Solid Foundation for Parenting

  • Chapter 1: Orientation to the Parenting Profession
  • Chapter 2: Your Job as a Parent
  • Chapter 3: Challenging the Little Adult Assumption
  • Chapter 4: Avoiding the Two Biggest Discipline Mistakes

Part II: Controlling Obnoxious Behavior: Parenting Job 1

  • Chapter 5: Getting Results through Counting
  • Chapter 6: Advice for Nearly Any Counting Challenge
  • Chapter 7: Disciplining Your Child in Public
  • Real-Life Story 1: The Case of the Temper Tantrum Terrorist

Part III: Managing Testing and Manipulation

  • Chapter 10: Recognizing the Six Types of Testing and Manipulation
  • Chapter 11: Tales from the Trenches

Part IV: Encouraging Good Behavior: Parenting Job 2

  • Chapter 12: Establishing Positive Routines

Part V: Strengthening Your Relationship with Your Children: Parenting Job 3

Part VI: Enjoying Your New Family Life