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1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 [Paperback]

By Thomas W. Phelan (Author) & Chris Webb (Author)
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Provides advice, along with Bible verses and exercises, to help Christian parents control obnoxious behavior in their children, encourage good behavior, and strengthen the bond with their child.

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Complete with relevant Bible verses, explanations, and exercises, this guide builds on the enormously popular 1-2-3 Magic discipline system by addressing the needs of a Christian parent. Focused on the three main tasks of controlling obnoxious behavior, encouraging good behavior, and strengthening the parent–child relationship, this program is simple, effective, and can be implemented immediately. Addressing everything from homework and chores to more serious tantrums and fighting, this guide teaches parents to take charge—yet refrain from any physical discipline or yelling—leading to happier parents, better behaved children, and a more peaceful home environment.

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Studio: Parentmagic, Inc.
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.53"
Weight:   0.77 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Parentmagic, Inc.
ISBN  1889140244  
ISBN13  9781889140247  

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More About Thomas W. Phelan & Chris Webb

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the bestselling author of "1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children," "Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, All About Attention Deficit Disorder," " I Never Get Anything!, " and "Self-Esteem Revolutions in Children." He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois."

Thomas W. Phelan currently resides in Glen Ellyn, in the state of Illinois. Thomas W. Phelan was born in 1943.

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Reviews - What do customers think about 1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12?

great book  Aug 12, 2008
the book that we ordered 123 magic is exactly what we needed ,actually my grand daughter is in counseling and it was recommended by the therapist ..After checking it out I found a lot of great information that is applicable to situations that we see every day. Thank you so much for being there for our family...
1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents  Jul 5, 2008
This is a great book. Easy to read and understand. Seems easy to implement. The only hard part is getting other family members / caretakers to comply. :-) A friend of mine bought the DVD's so we are passing them around the Bible Study group so the families can all become familiar with the discipline strategy. So far my very outgoing son responds really great to the 1-2-3, now mom (me) just needs to stop being emotional!
It sure seems like magic  Jun 5, 2008
I am not all the way through the book yet, but I'm already using some of their ideas for behavior in public. So far, so good. I think I have a pretty good test child! I have yet to see long term results at home since we haven't actually started, but I think they are on to something here.
Can discipline work like magic?  Dec 21, 2007
Reviewed by Tammy Petty Conrad for Reader Views (12/07)

There are certainly enough parenting books on the market today with a variety of topics to choose from. Still parents are looking for the magic that can help them discipline their children in a less painful and more effective manner. These authors, one a clinical psychologist and the other a certified counselor and associate pastor, offer practical tips for parents and other caregivers to manage the behavior of young children. The book introduces its concepts within the framework of the teachings of the Bible. The authors admit that "The Bible gives many great principles for raising children. The difficulty comes in application." Therefore, the need for the book.

We've all been in a check-out line and wondered why the parents didn't discipline the child in the next aisle screaming for a candy bar. Most of us have probably witnessed a child being disciplined inappropriately too. It is not an easy task to do it right, but so worthwhile.

The book is divided into three steps. First you learn how to control obnoxious behavior. Second you learn seven methods for encouraging appropriate and positive behavior. Finally you lean how to maintain healthy relationships. Despite the title, there is really no magic, but instead precise tools that are simple and effective in helping parents to resolve their children's discipline issues.

The organization of the book makes it easy-to-follow. I appreciate the Points to Remember at the end of each chapter as they summarize the main ideas. The Questions for Christian Practice give readers the opportunity to reflect on what they've read and even refer to specific chapters in the Bible. The authors make the introduced concepts seem so simple that you can start using them immediately.

The Little Adult Assumption was a new way of thinking for me. Of course children aren't adults, but we do sometimes try to deal with them as if they were. The book talks about the two biggest mistakes parents make: too much talking and too much emotion. This chapter will always have a bookmark in it so I can refer back to it frequently to help me with some of my top issues too. The authors prescribe positive self-talk, reciting appropriate Bible verses, praying and finally seeking counseling if needed to deal with these issues.

It is particularly useful that there are exact scenarios included with scripts of how events may play out based on how parents react. It also addresses other caregivers and how they can follow the same system as the parents. The authors even include a chapter on the Kickoff Conversation, or how to introduce the new program to your children. The book sticks to its Bible base with frequent quotes. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it" sums up the program (Proverbs 22:6).

We can all use more training on childrearing. It is a never-ending job, but one of the most important ones we will ever do. "1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents: Effective Discipline for Children 2 - 12" is a book worth picking up and actually reading before your child grows up.

1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents  Dec 17, 2007
This is an incredible book and a very useful tool, especially for first time parents like myself. My daughter is not quite 2 yet and we already using some of the methods with her and it is working great! I recommend this book to all parents or anyone who works with children.

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