Enjoy your kids again!
For years, millions of parents from all over the world have turned to the award-winning and best-selling 1-2-3 Magic program to help them get back in charge of their homes and learn how to enjoy their kids again. Though it's not really magic, thousands of parents have sworn that the program "works like magic" - quickly and effectively.
With humor, sharp insight and proven experience, Dr. Phelan breaks down the task of parenting into three straightforward jobs:
- Controlling Obnoxious Behavior: Learn an amazingly simple technique to get the kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.).
- Encouraging good Behavior: Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you do want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed - and staying there, chores, etc.).
- Strengthening Your Relationships: Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children.
This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight, and proven experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. 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 that frustrates so many parents.
Ten strategies for building a child’s self-esteem and the six types of testing and manipulation a parent can expect from the child are discussed, as well as tips on how to prevent homework arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores. New advice about kids and technology and new illustrations bring this essential parenting companion completely up to date.