I have mentioned before that I was so obsessed in owning the book entitled 123 Magic because I badly want to fix the bad behavior of my 2 children (4 y.o. and 3 y.o.). I tried numerous approach already but seemed did not worked. Sometimes I became in desperate because as I mother I felt of being a failure when it comes to disciplining my kids.
When I have read positive reviews of the book 123 Magic authored by Thomas W. Phelan I tried getting my copy online, but it was not a success because of the seller’s fault. So when I get here in Canada and since we live closer to the public library I didn’t wasted my time, I looked right away for such book that I’ve been craving for a long time.
Now, after reading a few of the chapters I already came into the point of real application. It is a big challenge to both of my kids and to me as the mother who is using it. Hubby is not in that book because the kids are already afraid and listen to him. One to two calls the kids will listen to him and there right away. So he’s lucky!
In the basic testing tactics, my daughter is using the threat and Martyrdom. She’s good in those 2 tactics. Example of Martyrdom is “mommy doesn’t love me anymore (that’s accompanied with crying).” For Threat “I’ll not eat my dinner,” “I’ll go back to the Philippines, grandma loves me.” So those are the phrases used by my 3 y.o.daughter. While my son’s favorites are Badgering and Threat. As a mother, I have to deal with this behavior. God is with me, I will be able to fix them soon.
How about you guys, what did you do with your kids bad behavior? Maybe you can give me some suggestions; it will be very much appreciated.