Ask Dr. Phelan: 3 Parenting Jobs

Ask Dr. Phelan: 3 Parenting Jobs

Our question today is from Caroline, who writes:

Q: No offense, but what about the parent that doesn't have time to read a 300-page book to get their child under control?


I'm not sure exactly what to tell you, but my first reaction is that I really think it'll be worth your while to spend four or five hours learning a parenting program to get your child under control if you're currently having trouble. It’s an investment in your future. It’s investment in your child's future, as well.

If you do 1-2-3 Magic, you're going to learn three parenting jobs.

  1. Dealing with obnoxious behavior (arguing, yelling, whining, fighting, screaming, teasing, and temper tantrums)
  2. Encouraging positive behavior (getting up and out in the morning, doing homework, eating, going to bed, staying in bed)
  3. Strengthening your relationship with your child, or bonding. If you do the first two jobs pretty well, a lot of the bonding takes care of itself!

I hope you'll consider it. Whatever parenting program you use, it's going to take you more than 15 minutes to learn it. I hope you'll give 1-2-3 Magic some consideration, and I think you'll find it's a good investment in your future.


February 15, 2019
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