1-2-3 Magic - Thomas W. Phelan, PhD

1-2-3 Magic

By Thomas W. Phelan, PhD

  • Release Date: 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Parenting
  • Book: 1-2-3 Magic
1-2-3 Magic book review score

3 Score: 3 (From 9 Ratings)

1-2-3 Magic Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

1-2-3 Magic is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

User reviews about the book

  • Heartless and doesn't follow modern evidence-based practices

    By Marty McGuy
    The primary focus of this book is on keeping control through threats. Who wants their kids to live in a world where they're constantly being threatened at every turn by the people who love them? Modern research has proven that punishment-focused discipline models are less effective than those that focus on either positive reinforcement or problem-solving. In short, punishment and threats are fraught with side effects, and constantly focusing your kids on what NOT to do is far less effective than focusing on what TO DO. Find a modern, evidence-based discipline model (for example, look at Alan Kazdin's or Ross Greene's work, depending on your preference) and throw this book in the garbage.

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