Monday, July 19, 2010
My SIL in Chicago sent this book to us last month. 1-2-3 Magic is a good book that describes some very effective discipline and methods for managing the behavior of children ages approximately two to twelve years old. When i first read the book I thought this method was already done by some parent from before. I even apply this method to my former pupils when i was teaching. The only difference is that children in the Philippines that are immune with corporal punishment won't listen to any 1-2-3 magic. If you say one those kids will answer two or give you a sarcastic answer that they are not scared with numbers. Anyhow, husband and I apply this method to discipline out Jake. At first it sounds funny when you raise your index finger and say ONE, and then Jake would answer TWO. We tried not to smile or laugh though and keep a firm look in our face. Jake still continued with her unpleasant behavior, so I raise my middle finger and says TWO, and then he answers Three. I waited for few second if he stops but unfortunately he doesn't. So, I raise my ring finger and say Three, and wait for 5 seconds. If he doesn't stops at three, I picked him up and give him a time out. His time out area which is the playpen is not working anymore because he knows how to get out from the playpen now. So, we used his bed room as time out place and he doesn't like it. According to the book, time out will depend on the kid’s age. If the kid is two years old, then he gets two minutes time out if he is four years old he get 4 minutes time out. We used this method seriously, and guess what Jake finally got it. Whenever we start counting him ONE even if he answers TWO, he already stops misbehaving or he waited before it reaches three and stop. So, I think it works on him like magic.
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