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

Sourcebooks. Feb. 2016. 288p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781492629887. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492629894. CHILD REARING
OrangeReviewStarIn this updated edition of best-selling author Phelan's classic 1-2-3 program, the author retains the charming humor, realistic scenarios, poignant cartoons, and spot-on dialog of the previous editions. Parents will find the support, reasoning, and tools they need to change the most irritating behaviors kids throw at them. From solutions to whining, sibling rivalry, badgering, and temper tantrums to refusing to do chores or melting down in public, Phelan's method has a proven track record of ending the negotiations and getting kids back on track. Any parent can count to three…the challenge of course will be for them to use the plan consistently and without emotional feedback.
VERDICT Phelan's 1-2-3 is the gold standard of child discipline for good reason. All libraries should update to the new edition and purchase in sufficient quantities.
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