The One Minute Mother Author:Spencer Johnson, M.D. To Mothers: — You certainly know from your own experience that being a good mother takes more than a minute. However, there are ways you can communicate with your children--in only a minute--that will help them quickly learn how to like themselves and want to behave themselves. The techniques are so simple, it may be difficult for you to believ... more »e that they will work. Nonetheless, you may want to do what other parents have done--use the three communication methods described in this book in your home for one month. Then judge for yourself. See how your children's behavior improves. And ask your children how good they feel about themselves. You may very well find what I and other parents have--from both the children's and the parent's point of view--it works!