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Does 123 Magic really work?

Does 123 Magic really work?

The 1-2-3 Magic approach to discipline can be effective for other caregivers too. Day care providers and teachers may benefit from the book. It’s likely to be most effective when all of a child’s caregivers follow the program.

What is the 123 magic method?

1-2-3 Magic divides the parenting responsibilities into three straightforward tasks: controlling negative behavior, encouraging good behavior, and strengthening the child-parent relationship. The program seeks to encourage gentle, but firm, discipline without arguing, yelling, or spanking.

Does 123 magic work ADHD?

This is good for children on the spectrum who need continuity and stability. I can’t say if it would work for children whose autism is more profound as I only have experience with my own boys. But it certainly has the potential for great succcess with Asperger’s and ADHD kids. And it works for parents too.

Who created 123 Magic?

Thomas W. Phelan
1-2-3 Magic/Authors
Thomas W. Phelan, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist who published the first edition of his wildly popular book, 1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting back in 1995.

Why does counting work with kids?

We’re Allowing Kids to Ignore Us. Think about it: counting to three teaches kids they really don’t have to listen the first time. Instead, they learn they have several opportunities before they have to respond to us. By counting “1-2-3,” we’re actually giving our children 3 or more chances to ignore us.

How long is the 123 Magic DVD?

120-minute, high-resolution DVD includes both English & Spanish closed captioning.

Is ADHD because of bad parenting?

But lack of structure and discipline or lax parenting does not cause ADHD. Studies have shown that parenting style has no correlation with ADHD. There is some evidence, however, that having an ADHD child affects the quality of parental care.

At what age do you start timeout?

3 years old
Wait until your child is at least 3 years old to introduce time-outs. Before that age, he’ll feel he’s being punished but won’t understand why, since he can’t yet connect his actions with your reactions.

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