This book was turned to in a time when we were feeling totally deflated and ineffective in our parenting. We were irritable and threw our arms up, wondering what in the world we were going to do. Enter 1-2-3 Magic. Magic, did I say magic? YES. I can't give this book a higher recommendation.
The book starts off by telling you what to do (and why) and ends by telling you what to do. The middle is full of telling you what to do. And you know what? It works. It really works. And it is incredibly simple. Very easy to implement. We had a 2.5 year old who was defiant, a bit out of control at home and no discipline worked. We tried and tried but failed and failed. I am not exaggerating when I say that after starting this method of discipline we had a new child. Not within a week, but within a day. Really, we did.
So the moral of the story is, go out and get yourself a copy of this book. Say goodbye to yelling and tantrums. Your kids will change too.