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1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan
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Jan 30, 2012

really liked it

I have not read a parenting book in about twelve years (not because I think I have it all figured out, because I'm too busy parenting). :) This book is awesomeness. I feel like I have really good kids (at least they work for me) and this took their goodness to a new level. Taking the emotion out of discipline is exactly what I needed. I want to be able to save all emotion for the good parts of parenting and skip on it for the frustrating parts. I truly believe that anyone who follows this idea, truly follows it as he has it outlined, will absolutely love it. I am a huge, huge fan. One of the best moms I know recommended it to me and I would recommend it to anyone. And besides, it is simple simple simple. Anyway, I would give it 4 1/2 stars if I could. I've been following it for a week and honestly cannot believe the difference in how I feel and how the kids feel. Convinced you yet?
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message 1: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Yup -- I'm convinced! I'd really like to give a try, anyway :) Thanks so much for sharing and I'm adding it now!

message 2: by Buffy (new)

Buffy Linn, I love this book! I still use it regularly. No matter what the behavior is, the moment I start being consistent with this method, it becomes so much easier in under two weeks. The only change I made was to give fewer counts for James. He was only three when he said (after me saying "that's one") " so that means I can do it two more times.". Pretty smart James, but not smart enough.

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