1-2-3 Magic Ask the Expert: Tips for Staying Calm With Your Children
Question of the Week:
We have a 5 year old girl and an 8 year old boy. We've been trying to do 1-2-3 Magic for many months. My wife and I have a hard time staying patient, and especially after telling the kids the same thing several times over, we find ourselves raising our voices. I know that we are basically having a tantrum ourselves and that it's counterproductive, but we still struggle. Can you offer any tips to help stay calm even when you're tired and frustrated?
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About Dr. Phelan
Dr. Thomas Phelan is a registered clinical psychologist and creator of the popular and effective 1-2-3 Magic parenting program. He has worked with children and families for 35 years, and his 1-2-3 Magic parenting guide has sold 1.8 million copies worldwide.