We understand that when you need parenting help and advice, you need it to solve a problem now. With 1-2-3 Magic University, you can get expert answers to your biggest parenting challenges in less than an hour.
Our seminars on-demand let you watch a video or just listen in the car as Dr. Phelan goes in-depth with actionable solutions to the most common parenting challenges.

With each seminar, you get:

  • Video of Dr. Phelan teaching on the specific topic
  • A Q&A video where Dr. Phelan answers questions from real parents and professionals
  • A pdf download of the slides presented for your personal reference or notes

If there is a particular area you've been struggling with, or could use some extra help, these on-demand seminars are the perfect solution, and they are both accessible and affordable.

Taught with Dr. Phelan's signature humorous and straightforward style, you'll finish each lesson with more confidence in your parenting plan to raise happy, healthy kids.


We know that with the pandemic and the need for more telehealth it can be challenging to use resources with your clients and patients in the same way. When you purchase an on-demand seminar, you also have permission to use screensharing to view the seminars with your clients and patients during sessions.


For many families, getting the kids to bed every night can be a huge struggle. In this seminar, you will learn how to get your children to bed in a timely manner, get them to stay there (!), and help them sleep through the night.

In this seminar you will learn:

  • How to establish a calm and soothing bedtime routine
  • The two main reasons kids don't like to stay in bed
  • How to use the "cut them off at the pass" method effectively
  • A systematic way to manage nighttime waking


Do you have a child with ADHD? Here are the tools, information, and emotional support you need. Plain speaking from Dr. Phelan’s years of personal and professional experience. Dr. Phelan has served on the boards of directors for both ADDA and CHADD, two national organizations for the parents of children with ADD/ADHD, and was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in 1997.

In this seminar you will learn:

  • The basic symptoms of ADHD and their effects on school, home and peer relationships
  • The different types of ADHD
  • Nine indicators that predict the future of children with ADHD
  • The latest information on medication treatment
  • Counseling, school interventions, behavior management, social skills training


Kids do things that are crazy-making, disrespectful, or downright obnoxious. A key part of the 1-2-3 Magic program is counting difficult behavior. Counting is a gentle and respectful way to manage behaviors like whining, arguing, tantrums, teasing, and more. Learn the basics of this amazingly simple and surprisingly effective technique!

In this seminar you will learn:

  • What counting is and when to use it
  • How to get started with counting in your house
  • The ages of kids that counting will work for
  • The #1 most important thing for parents to remember when using counting


How do you get your child to do the good things you want them to do? Getting up and out in the morning, getting dressed, eating meals, doing homework, and going to bed are all positive behaviors that require daily routines in order for them to be successful. Learn 6 potent methods to help kids independently master these things and more!

In this seminar you will learn:

  • The difference between Start and Stop behaviors
  • Seven tactics to encourage Start behaviors
  • How to take that Start (good) behavior to the next level and teach your kids not only to listen, but to take initiative


Help your children grow up to have a lifetime of healthy self-esteem. Escape the trap of viewing self-esteem as a form of wishful and unrealistic thinking. In reality, self-esteem is a powerful instinct active in human beings. Learn how to understand, tap into and guide this reservoir of motivation in your children.

In this seminar you will learn:

  • Why many self-esteem programs are unrealistic and unhelpful
  • Common oversights regarding self-esteem
  • What self-esteem is actually based on
  • Five critical strategies for promoting genuine self-esteem


One of your most important jobs as a parent is building a strong relationship with your child. But that doesn’t always feel easy. Have fun learning four powerful techniques that will strengthen the bond between you and your kids and help you enjoy their company every day.

In this seminar you will learn:

  • How listening can be one of your most powerful tools
  • The dangers of over-parenting
  • How to solve problems together
  • Where the real magic happens for family bonding


Tantrums can be frustrating (for both you and your kids!), hard to deal with, and embarrassing if you’re out in public. Learn what you can do to stop a tantrum before it starts and how to manage your child’s meltdowns, no matter where you are.

In this 1-hour live class you will learn:

  • The 3 main causes of tantrums
  • The 2 goals of tantruming children
  • The power of the 10-second rule
  • How to handle tantrums in public


Has your teen stopped talking to you? Where did your talkative, friendly child go?! Learn how to understand and manage the Adolescent Snub, how to set limits, and how to listen sympathetically to your teen while they strive for independence.

In this seminar you will learn:

  • What exactly the Adolescent Snub is
  • Why teens stop talking to their parents
  • Useful ways to respond to the Snub to actually get your teen to talk to you again!
  • 4 relationship-strengthening strategies


How do you feel after you yell at your kids? If you’re like most parents, you feel guilty. No one wants to be so mad that they yell at their kids. In this seminar, you will learn several new ways to look at—as well as manage—your anger and frustration when your kids are acting up.

In this seminar you will learn:

  • How parental anger interacts with child discipline strategies
  • How talking, negotiating and arguing affect your level of exasperation and mental health
  • How you can use your irritation constructively!
  • The relationship between your anger and parental self-esteem


Expecting too much of your kids leads to unnecessary anger and bad parental strategies. This seminar is perfect for parents who want to know what’s realistic to expect when it comes to kids’ lying, potty training, eating, going to bed, naps, tantrums, and more!

In this seminar you will learn:

  • The 12 child behaviors where parents expectations are usually way too high.
  • How to get your adult thinking back down to earth.
  • How to manage kids' ferocious bouts of separation anxiety.
  • What to do about messy bedrooms, lying, and sibling rivalry.
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