1-2-3 Magic: Managing Difficult Behavior in Children 212
Addressing the task of disciplining children without arguing, yelling, or spanking, this program offers easy-to-follow steps to manage troublesome behavior with patience and compassion.
1-2-3 Magic - Managing difficult Behavior in Children 2-12 [VHS] [DVD]
This 1990 production has been getting good words on Web parenting message boards and for good reason: it works. Dr. Thomas Phelan, a clinical psychologist, developed the program for his own children when they were young and in the thralls of hyperactivity and sibling rivalry. The two-hour show features his explanation of the program interspersed with dramatic scenarios and parent testimonials. The corny vignettes and repetitive testimonials are somewhat extraneous, but the nut of the information is invaluable. Phelan urges parents to get away from explaining everything to kids, who aren't listening to you anyway, he says, but he's not a spanking advocate either. His approach is rational and simple: counting and then time-out. You've done that, you say? Well, watch the tape and see what you're doing wrong. His method has been honed by parents and teachers who have come back to him with refinements. These include ways to encourage kids to start good behaviors once the bad behaviors are under control. Phelan is personable and dryly funny (think parents as wild-animal trainers), and the absence of a hard- sell tone makes watching this production a pleasant experience. --Kimberly Heinrichs
From the Back Cover
It's not easy being a parent - and handling the disrespectful outbursts of children in a reasonable, unemotional manner when they're acting like "little monsters." Obviously parents need help, but not help that requires they be a genius, saint or professional psychotherapist.
With 1-2-3 Magic you will learn:
How to get your kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (arguing, whining, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.)
How to encourage your kids to START doing what you want them to do (cleaning rooms, going to bed, homework, etc.)
How to avoid the Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit Syndrome
How to handle misbehavior in public.
How to deal with the Six Kinds of Testing and Manipulation.
Ten steps for building self-esteem.
Teachers: How to maintain control in your classroom.
1-2-3 Magic - addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight and proven experience. This time-tested program provides easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children aged 2-12 without yelling, arguing or spanking. You'll also learn when - and how - your silence can speak louder than you think. Watch this video and take charge of your home!
Dr. Thomas W. Phelan is a nationally renowned expert and lecturer on child discipline and Attention Deficit Disorder. He appears frequently on both radio and TV, and has been engaged in full-time private practice since 1972. Dr. Phelan is a registered Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist who founded the Illinois Association for Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder. He is also the author of Surviving Your Adolescents and All About Attention Deficit Disorder.
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Parentmagic, Inc.
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2005