Our pediatrician recommended the book 1-2-3 Magic to us a while back. It’s a very simple book about discipline for kids. Through counting you give your kid a chance to get back on track before a time out. The book can provide a lot more details and encouragement if you are on the lookout for a behavior management technique. Ryan and I both really liked the concept and put the plan into action as soon as we both had finished reading the book. We have been very pleased with the outcome. I mean, some days are just a mess and nothing seems to help but we’ve seen how it can really help a situation spinning out of control.
So, we recommended the book to our friends Paul + Tessa – they are the parents of the gorgeous Maeve and Liv . They introduced the idea to Maeve through role playing. Bless their hearts. I am not sure which one of them got the time out, but my guess would have to be Paul. Maeve thought role playing was really funny. She laughed and laughed; when they were finished she wanted them to do it again. They were like a band at wedding forced to do encores for drunken, insatiable dancers. It all worked out as they eavesdropped on Maeve counting her dolly. Maeve was in charge and seemed to have fully internalized the system. Like magic.