About the Book

1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan and Chris Webb

All parents want to raise well-behaved children with whom they can enjoy living. Unfortunately, for many the arduous task of parenting is a constant battle for control --- not just of their children’s misbehavior but also of their own parental emotions. Too often the tantrums thrown by unruly kids are eclipsed by the larger tantrums of their angry moms and dads.

Clearly, parenting demands a game plan. In their new book, 1-2-3 MAGIC FOR CHRISTIAN PARENTS: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, author, pastor and National Certified Counselor Chris Webb teams up with experienced psychologist and author Dr. Tom Phelan. They offer families three simple steps that will empower parents, restore order to any household and pave the way for parents to enjoy their children again.

The previous editions of the 1-2-3 MAGIC book have sold over a million copies and have elicited praise from parents, teachers and counselors all over the country. As a father of three and a counselor, Chris Webb was impressed by the inherently biblical principles set forth in the book and began using it with his own children. “I couldn’t believe how quickly the atmosphere in my house began to change,” Chris recalls. “Before I discovered the 1-2-3 method, I often lost my temper with my kids, and I felt guilty every time that happened. Now I can control my emotions, and that has made all the difference.” Chris began recommending the 1-2-3 method in his counseling sessions and at parenting conferences. He was amazed to discover that virtually none of the Christians he met had ever heard of this miraculous approach. He has coauthored this new version for the express purpose of putting this invaluable tool into the hands of Christian families.

1-2-3 MAGIC FOR CHRISTIAN PARENTS is full of scripture references that support the biblical basis for a technique so remarkably simple and effective that parents can begin using it immediately with astounding results. The book teaches effective parenting in three straightforward steps:

  1. Controlling obnoxious behavior
  2. Encouraging good behavior
  3. Strengthening your relationships with your children

Parents learn the two most important rules they need to follow while disciplining young kids: No Talking and No Emotion. The book also provides specific instructions for dealing with the most common parenting landmines: tantrums, bedtime issues, nighttime waking, sibling rivalry, homework, misbehavior in public and the six kinds of testing and manipulation. Additionally, this new version includes suggestions for parents who want to pass down their faith, teach their children about God and manage misbehavior at church. 1-2-3 MAGIC FOR CHRISTIAN PARENTS is an essential resource for any Christian parent or children’s minister who wants to see happy, well-behaved parents enjoying happy, well-behaved children.

1-2-3 MAGIC FOR CHRISTIAN PARENTS: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 © Copyright 2011 by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan and Chris Webb. Reprinted with permission by Parent Magic Inc. All rights reserved.

1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
by Dr. Thomas W. Phelan and Chris Webb

  • Publication Date: October 1, 2007
  • Genres: Christian, Parenting
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Parent Magic Inc.
  • ISBN-10: 1889140244
  • ISBN-13: 9781889140247