With over 2.1 million copies sold and translated into over twenty languages,1-2-3 Magic has consistently been the #1 child-discipline book on Amazon.com
The Award-Winning Bestselling Parenting Book
Gentle 3-Step Child & Toddler Discipline
Using his signature counting method, Dr. Thomas Phelan helps parents to quickly, calmly, and effectively stop obnoxious behaviors like tantrums and meltdowns, whining and pouting, talking back, sibling rivalry, and more by teaching your child how to regulate their emotions in a way that's safe for them and drama-free for you.
About Dr. Tom Phelan
A registered clinical psychologist, Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. has worked with children, adults and families for over 35 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. In addition to writing and producing, Dr. Phelan maintains an active schedule of international lectures, and is a frequent guest on radio and television. His articles appear in numerous regional and national publications. Dr. Phelan received his Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago in 1970 after completing his internship at the Loyola Child Guidance Center. He worked at the DuPage County Mental Health Center until 1972 and then entered private practice. He has also served on the boards of directors for both ADDA and CHADD, two national organizations for the parents of children with ADD/ADHD. He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in 1997.
The 3 Steps of 1-2-3 Magic
1-2-3 Magic is the world’s simplest parenting program. So much parenting advice is complicated and confusing—not 1-2-3 Magic! Dr. Thomas W. Phelan, a clinical psychologist with decades of experience, breaks the complex job of parenting down into 3 simple steps:
- Getting your kids to stop doing the things you don’t want them to do (tantrums, whining, etc.)
- Motivating your kids to start doing the things you want them to do (cleaning up, homework, etc.)
- Bonding with your kids (the best part!)
With these 3 steps, which you can start using in your house right away, 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of families grow stronger and more connected, with happier parents and, most importantly, happier kids!