1-2-3 Magic is similar in some respects to Love and Logic but it uses a counting technique to help get the kid focused that consciences are near. Kids are kids and this allows them time to switch gears. The trick is to count with even tone and no emotion, arguing, or lecturing (again similar to Love and Logic). I really like both of these but it is hard to implement things consistently when spouses aren't on board. Inconsistency kills a discipline plan that is for sure.
|Focusing On the Positive|
|Looking down into vase with a pic of my sweet boy in background|
|Gems waiting to be used (notice size differences)|
Do I still yell and lose my cool? Every stinking day! I hate it!!! Logically, I know how wrong it is but in that moment-logic is nowhere to be found. It is fighting a natural instinct that has been ingrained into me since childhood. I'm gonna keep trying to fight it, though....for however long it takes!