28 Feb 2013

One Magic Solution to All Behaviour Problems

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Most kids are good most of the time. But there are times when they're not. This is when they go 'in the corner' to the 'naughty step' or to their room, right?

Where 'the corner' method fails:

1. It doesn't work for low level, but persistent bad behaviour like non-compliance, nagging, mimicking, putting up for boss and answering back.

2. You ask them to tidy up but they won't. You send them to the corner. It still doesn't get tidy. You send them again... repeat ad nauseam.

3. You punish them but they keep on doing the same thing week after week. They're not learning their lesson.

4. Two, or more of them, are fighting and you can't work out who started it.

5. Behaviour that's so bad that 'the corner' isn't enough.

The Solution

The bad news is you're going to need to buy a book, and read it. The good news is, it will solve all behaviour problems, including some you didn't realise you had. You'll love discovering your Inner Overlord, and you'll love rediscovering just how charming, adorable and fun your kids can be.

It's called 1-2-3 Magic. It works for kids age 2-12, is rated Five Stars on Amazon and I can't recommend it highly enough.

No summary will measure up to the effectiveness of the book, or show you how to do it, but here's the outline. It's a very simple but very clever adaptation of 'the corner', where children have three chances to modify their behaviour before they get sent to 'time out', (unless the behaviour is very bad).

On the positive side, the book also shows you how to motivate your kids, spend more quality time with them and help them become far more independent. I've used the book with my own kids as well as with classes I taught who were aged 12 and under, and it worked beautifully. If you try it it, I'd love to hear how you get on.