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Thomas W. Phelan
Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children, All About Attention Deficit Disorder, "I Never Get Anything!", Self-Esteem Revolutions in Children, and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. show more

Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children, All About Attention Deficit Disorder, "I Never Get Anything!", Self-Esteem Revolutions in Children, and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
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Angel Edits - Blog
Angel Edits - Blog rated it 8 years ago
stop obnoxious behavior by counting to three, then time out. no talking, no emotion.brilliant.get the discipline done quickly and effectively, using simple physical consequences, then move on and enjoy your child.the alternative...spend all day in frustrating power struggles with your little obnoxi...
viim
viim rated it 9 years ago
I can totally do the keeping quiet and not being emotional part (it seems in line with what I know about reinforcing behavior: don't overreact to negative behavior, because it's still a reaction, which is what they're after), but I'm curious about the whole "time out" system because I didn't grow up...
Little Miss Bookmark
Little Miss Bookmark rated it 10 years ago
1-2-3 Magic is amazing! I have been using this book for 4 years and I love the message that it sends. I really dreaded reading this when a friend suggested it to me. I figured it would be full of "it's your fault" and things that weren't realistic. But this parenting book is different. It takes a hu...
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