Over the past year, I have found myself more deeply considering effective discipline. Part of what led me to this was my almost two year old daughter who has much "passion"! In my search, I stumbled on a system called 1-2-3 Magic (website) Apparently it's been around for many years and they say it works well for children 2-12 years old. Well, needless to say, we've begun using it at home and there does seem to be a bit of "magic" to it. I think the real magic though, is how it teaches us adults to change our own emotional response to misbehavior, which sometimes makes matters worse.
In the spring of last school year, I started thinking about how we might be able to apply the principles of the 1-2-3 Magic program at McNair and what might happen if teachers had access to it as a simple tool for more easily stopping behaviors. As a part of our staff training before school this year, I had the opportunity to share it with our staff.
UPDATE: 1-2-3 Magic will be the topic of our parent night scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:30-7:30. Come get an overview of how to begin using this with your children. Please RSVP via email to email@example.com
Mr. Harris' Blog
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Child just needs more help?
Here are a couple options for therapy at no charge:
- Family Solutions for Kids offers a great variety of services to meet the needs of children and their families including therapy and psychiatric services (brochure).
- Community Psychological Service (at UMSL) offers therapy for children & families for a variety of concerns. Psychological evaluation is also offered.