1-2-3 Magic is amazing! I have been using this book for 4 years and I love the message that it sends. I really dreaded reading this when a friend suggested it to me. I figured it would be full of "it's your fault" and things that weren't realistic. But this parenting book is different. It takes a humerous approach to how to raise and discipline children and it's a very quick read. Very worth the time if you have a little one who has problems with temper tantrums, minding and finishing daily activities.