Norcross, J. C., Campbell, L. M., Grohol, J. M., Santrock, J. W., Selagea, F., & Sommer, R. (2013).
Self-help that works: Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships (fourth ed.).
New York: Oxford University Press.
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
(2010) by Thomas W. Phelan This humorous book takes the reader through the 1-2-3 disciplinary approach with colorful and applicable illustrations. How to successfully start behaviours (e.g., cleaning room) and stop them
(e.g., tantrums) are clearly described. The false assumption that the child is a little adult and the big mistakes parents make of showing too much emotion and explaining too much are played out in light hearted but all too familiar scenarios. Phelan demonstrates established behavioural and Adlerian principles in novel ways. Updated every few years, this book has obtained deserved commercial success and impressive sales of more than a million copies.
The book is written to instruct parents in accomplishing the program, but also to demonstrate empathic support of the challenges confronted by contemporary families. Reprinted with permission ParentMagic Inc.
"The 1-2-3 Magic parenting program and its effect on child problem behaviours and dysfunctional parenting: A randomised controlled trial."
Renata Porzig--‐Drummond, Richard Stevenson, Caroline Stevenson
Behaviour research and therapy 05/2014; 58C:52-64. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.
2014.05.004 Source: PubMed
ABSTRACT This study investigated the effectiveness of the 1-2-3 Magic parenting program, a brief cognitive-behavioural program, when delivered to large groups of caregivers. The effectiveness of two versions of the programs in reducing child problem behaviours and dysfunctional parenting, and the effect on emotion-related parenting style, were examined. Ninety-two participants with 2-12-year-old children were randomly assigned to one of three groups: DVD (n = 31); Emotion-coaching (EC) (n = 31); or Waitlist-control (n = 30).
Both intervention groups reported significantly decreased child problem behaviours, dysfunctional parenting, parental depression and parental stress at post intervention as compared to the control group. Additionally, the DVD group reported decreased parental anxiety, and the EC group reported a decrease in emotion-dismissing parenting style. Emotion-coaching parenting style remained unchanged for all groups at post-intervention. The results were maintained after three months. After two years, all intervention effects were maintained for the DVD group. For the EC group, effects were maintained on the main outcome variables. The results suggest that both 1-2-3 Magic programs are effective at reducing child problem behaviour and dysfunctional parenting when delivered to large groups of caregivers, and that both programs are suitable for a broad delivery approach.
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