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Old 05-16-2006, 08:26 AM   #33
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Re: I'm ashamed of myself (re: discipline..long)

Just wanted to add my that a really good book for using time-out effectively is "1-2-3 Magic." I'm sure they have it at your library. It's good because it describes the theory behind it, and it also shows why being unemotional and completely consistent are super important w/that method. (i.e., "GO TO YOUR ROOM!" is not the way to go. you have expectations and consequences understood ahead of time, and then calmly - that can be hard! - put them into effect when necessary.) Some of the ideas are for older kids, but it's an easy read and well worth the time, IMO.

My ds is a handful, so I really sympathize. He totally does that hyper-focus thing, and it's so hard to deal with. Hang in there! We all struggle with these issues, except for those of us raising perfect angels. (And I haven't met one of those yet!!)
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