Book Reviews of 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
1-2-3 Magic Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Author: Thomas W. Phelan
ISBN-13: 9780963386199
ISBN-10: 0963386190
Publication Date: 3/1996
Pages: 175
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Child Management
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I highly recommend this book for parents. It is simply the very best I have read. The discipline method introduced is very effective and sound. Stop reading parenting articles in magazines, and get this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
"Discipline Your Children Without Arguing,
Yelling Or Spanking!"-- Hard to believe???? Read this book.
This is the best book about raising children without anger or frustration. It changed me from an screaming out-of-control mom to a much calmer and in control mom. Now people compliment me on how well-behaved my girls are and how polite we are to each other. I already own a copy,... but I am tempted to get this as an extra to loan out because I recommend it to EVERYONE. I even ordered the 1-2-3-Magic for teachers and shared it with some teachers. One used it on her 5th grade class and said it was incredible. If you are struggling with your kids behavior, or as I was,... MY OWN!...and you are finding yourself fighting with them over EVERYTHING... this will simplify your life and make you feel like your children will thank you in the process. (No one wants a screaming kid OR a screaming Mom! (or Dad!-- My husband uses it too) The author has a website and a newsletter too. http://www.parentmagic.com/parentingsolutions-view.cfm Check it out. I first found out about this from my sister and then I rented the video at my library (had a copy transferred from another branch). It's not about dehumanizing your kids... quite the contrary.. it boils the responsesd down to the parents being in control. I wish every hospital would send a copy home with new parents!
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Helpful Score: 1
Adresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight and proven experience. Provides easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children aged 2-12 without yelling, arguing or spanking.
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Helpful Score: 1
This method has worked well for us. Our son's daycare applies the same techniques, so it is very consistent for him. I fine I need to re- read this book periodically to get back on the discipline wagon. It's so easy to slip back into the habit of letting your kid argue and whine and negotiate with you. This is why I haven't reposted it yet, I still consult it from time to time.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought I would gain more from this book. It is basically the old "I'm counting to three," scare tactic. Was not helpful to me as a mother of four.
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I tried many parenting books while my son was young and this one was by far one of the very best. Very simple but you have to be very consistent with it and both the mother and father need to use it exactly the same way. very effective for us.
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great book, I usually get bored with this kind of book, but very straight forward and effective.
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It is an ok book but I thought alot of it was common sense.
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Great book. It really works.
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1-2-3 Magic is a simple approach and worked pretty much immediately with my child (2.5 Y.O.) although I do not necessarily approve of this approach and strive more to connect with my child than coerce him to do things with the threat of reaching three. It is very simplistic, pretty sure my parents used it with me. Works for small children, not sure long term it is the best approach for my family.
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123- Magic really did work for us.
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Great book on helping to get your kids to STOP arguing, whining and tantrums. And START doing what you want them to do: homework, going to bed, cleaning room, etc..
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I have three kids, and for the most part, this works! It cuts back on yelling AND works in public!
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This book was recomended to my boyfriend by a child psychologist...I wish he would have read it! I did & use the method on my grand-daughter. GREAT BOOK!
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A simple, but effective discipline method.
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A Must Read for all parents! This book gives wonderful ideas on discipline for your children. I purchase this book as a baby shower gift and give to all new mommies.
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1-2-3 magic was introduced to us by our first preschool teacher. Our children responded to this wonderfully and it was added bonus that they had same reinforcements at school. We've recommeded this to all new parents we know!
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Interesting discipline method. It's a little too "magic" for me. If parents were consistent in the first place they won't need a "method". It works great with easy kids, but is not very effective for spirited or delicate children.
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WONDERFUL!!!!! A step by step guide to gaining control over a diffucult child.
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Actually, the "book" I have is a video cassette.
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I really liked this book. It has worked for my children and hope it can help others...

Back Cover Reads:
Who's In Charge at Your House?

It's not easy being a parent- and handling the disrespectful outbursts of children in a reasonable, unemotional manner when they're acting like "little Monsters." Obviously parents need help, but not help that requires they be a genius, saint or professional psychotherapist.

1-2-3 Magic addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight and proven experiance. This time-tested program provides easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children aged 2-12 without yelling, arguing or spanking.