Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books, DVDs and audios including 1-2-3: Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting, the 1-2-3 Magic Workbook, 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom, All About ADHD and 1-2-3 Magic Teen. In addition to writing and producing, Dr. Phelan maintains an active schedule of international lectures, and he is a frequent guest on radio and television. His articles appear in numerous regional and national publications.
A registered clinical psychologist, Dr. Phelan has worked with children, adults and families for over 40 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. He has also served on the boards of directors for both ADDA and CHADD, two national organizations for the parents of children with ADHD. Dr. Phelan was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in 1997. His books have been translated into 25 languages.
Dr. Phelan has given more than 1,500 1-2-3 Magic seminars to parents, teachers, hospitals, support groups, mental health professionals, pediatricians, military installations and child psychiatrists. 1-2-3 Magic addresses child behavior management in a way that is practical, entertaining, and down-to-earth. 1-2-3 Magic is often referred to as a humorous look at parenting and a serious look at discipline.