Thomas W. Phelan


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“It is critical to your family’s well being and to your kids’ self-esteem that you like (not just love) your youngsters. What does “like” mean? Here’s an example. It’s a Saturday and you’re home by yourself for a few hours—a rare occurrence! Everyone has gone out. You’re listening to some music and just puttering around. You hear a noise outside and look out to see a car pulling up in the driveway. One of your kids gets out and heads for the front door. How do you feel in your gut right at that moment? If it’s “Oh no, the fun’s over!” that may not be like. If it’s “Oh good, I’ve got some company!” that’s more like like. Liking your children and having a good relationship with them is important for lots of reasons. The most important reason, though, may be that it’s simply more fun. Kids are naturally cute and enjoyable a lot of the time, and you want to take advantage of that valuable quality. And they only grow up with you once.”
PhD, Thomas W. Phelan, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12: Effective Discipline for Children 2–12

“First, see if you can make three positive comments for every negative one (and, by the way, a count is one negative comment).”
Thomas W. Phelan, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

“friendliness also mean being sensitive to the children’s feelings: sharing their joy over a new friend, comforting them when their ice cream falls on the ground, listening sympathetically when they’re”
Thomas W. Phelan, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

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