1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents: Effective Discipline for by Thomas W. Phelan PhD, Chris Webb MS MA

By Thomas W. Phelan PhD, Chris Webb MS MA

Entire with correct Bible verses, factors, and routines, this advisor builds at the tremendously well known 1-2-3 Magic self-discipline approach via addressing the wishes of a Christian father or mother. interested by the 3 major initiatives of controlling obnoxious habit, encouraging solid habit, and strengthening the parent–child dating, this application is easy, powerful, and will be carried out instantly. Addressing every thing from homework and chores to extra critical tantrums and combating, this guide teaches mom and dad to take charge—yet chorus from any actual self-discipline or yelling—leading to happier parents, better behaved youngsters, and a extra peaceable domestic atmosphere.

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The magic—or what may seem like magic—is in the No-Talking and No-Emotion rules, which make children think and take responsibility for their own behavior. Of course, there really is no magic in 1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents. It just seems that way. The program is a way of implementing certain biblical principles and it is also backed up by behaviorial research. Soon—when conflicts with kids arise—you will feel like a new person: consistent, decisive and calm. Undoubtedly, after our initial explanation, you will have questions.

But with frustrated children that is not usually the case; too often all that talking escalates to arguing and worse. As we have seen before, dozens of verses tout the wisdom of holding your tongue. The punishment is short and sweet 1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents does encourage self-control in children, but it also helps parents practice self-control. As a parent, it’s not easy to be reasonable, especially when you’re angry. I saw a mother once who had poured Drano down her four-year-old’s throat when the child talked back.

Actually, ninety-nine percent of the time that parents scream, hit and spank their children, the parent is simply having a temper tantrum. The tantrum is a sign that (1) the parent doesn’t know what to do, (2) the parent is so frustrated that he or she can’t see straight, and (3) this adult has an anger management problem. We’re not implying that you are going around hitting your kids all the time. It may be true, however, that the chief cause of child abuse (physical abuse, not sexual) is the Little Adult Assumption.

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