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Child Psychiatrist /Adult Psychiatrist

The 1-2-3 Magic of Effective Child Discipline

Updated: Jan 23

1-2-3 Magic is the #1 selling child discipline program in the country! The 1-2-3 Magic program keeps parents in charge and is proven to be effective, produces results quickly, and is the only parenting program based on the fact that parents talk too much!

This an amazing tool for children with behavioral problems, irritability, poor boundaries. Really helps and coach you on how to be an authoritative parent with positive and negative reinforcement. Kids need disciplining but kind words and external validation.


Conditions Helpful: ADHD; ODD; Impulse Control Disorder; etc.


Parenting is one of the most important jobs in the world, and it can also be one of life's most enjoyable experiences. Small children are engaging, affectionate, entertaining, curious, full of life, and fun to be around. For many adults, parenting provides profound and unique benefits unequaled by any other area of life.


Yet being a mom or a dad can also be unbelievably frustrating. Repeat the Twinkie scene more than a thousand times and you have guaranteed misery. In extreme but all-too-common situations, that misery can become the source of emotional and physical abuse. That's no way for anyone―child or adult―to live.


Children don't come with a How-To-Raise-Me training manual. That's why there is a program like 1-2-3 Magic. The 1-2-3 program is currently being used all over the world by millions of parents (including single and divorced), teachers, grandparents, day care centers, babysitters, summer camp counselors, hospital staff, and other child

caretakers, all of whom are working toward the goal of raising happy, healthy children.


1-2-3 magic program


The 1-2-3 program is also being taught and recommended by thousands of mental health professionals and pediatricians. At parent-teacher conferences, teachers recommend 1-2-3 Magic to the parents of their students (and sometimes parents recommend 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers to the teachers!).


Why all the enthusiasm? As one parent put it, "1-2-3 Magic was easy to learn and it gave me results. I went back to enjoying my kids and being the kind of mother I knew I could be." More than twenty-five years after the launch of the program, we're hearing from parents today who say, "My kids were great kids and now they're nice adults. We enjoy being with them."


1-2-3 Magic helps children grow up to be self-disciplined adults who are competent, happy, and able to get along with others. In other words, it helps produce emotionally intelligent people―people who can manage their own feelings as well as understand and respond to the emotions of others.


3 Tips for Tantrums

Stop talking – Children see parents' reasons and explanations as sure signs that the parent doesn’t know what he or she is doing. Parents need a plan that focuses on gentle but decisive actions—not words.

Check out – When a child whines or melts down after a denied request, the parent has 10 seconds to decide what to do. No talking, for example, no eye contact, increase physical distance as much as possible. Soon the kids will begin to realize that tantrums get them only one thing: Nothing.


Be Consistent – Can you apply the same strategies in public? Not only can you, you have to! Attempts at reasoning or distraction in a restaurant or grocery store will bring on a tantrum in no time at all.

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