1-2-3 Magic 4th Edition is an easy to read, how to guide of one of the most tried and true discipline techniques. Dr. Phelan walks you through a simple three step process that will correct even the most challenging behaviors, which you can implement in your home right away.
Step 1: Controlling Obnoxious Behavior
Using the 1-2-3 counting technique to STOP annoying behaviors like whining, arguing, tantrums, and back talking etc. Even with the most difficult children you will see dramatic results.
Step 2: Encourage Good Behavior
Utilizing several successful methods to START positive behaviors such as cleaning rooms, doing homework, going to bed on time, and daily routines, etc. This step provides the positive encouragement all children need to support a solid self-esteem.
Step 3: Strengthening Your Relationship
Reinforce the connection between you and your children with four prevailing techniques. Developing the close knit relationship every parent wants with their child.
While 1-2-3 Magic was not expressly written for children with isms, it can easily be worked into a behavior plan for children of various needs. Some more difficult isms such as ADHD and ODD are discussed in the book as well. The book will also teach you how to deal with the “six different kinds of testing and manipulation”, as well as how to deal with embarrassing public situations.
Possibly the most powerful piece of information and the most challenging technique to master is the “no-talking, no-emotion rules”. While extremely difficult to do, this one concept is critical to the entire behavioral strategy and extremely effective. This does not mean you don’t talk with your child or show emotion to them, rather the opposite. With this concept, you will be able to develop an even stronger relationship with your child. 1-2-3 Magic is a resourceful learning tool to grasp how to control yourself in a highly charged emotional situation wherein your child needs you to be in control.
If this all sounds too good to be true, it really isn’t. If you can stick to the plan and follow through you will see positive results that you will be thrilled with. The book is easy to read with lots of examples; you definitely don’t have to be a pro to use this system.
Spend less time fighting with your kids and more time enjoying your time together.
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