1-2-3 Car Magic
September 6, 2011 6:29 PM Subscribe
1-2-3 Magic filter: How do you count in the car?
posted by colin_l to human relations (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
1-2-3 Magic has been working fantastically with our two year old. So well, that I find myself counting by default in situations where that's just digging myself into a pit.
Example: *thump*. "Please don't kick the back of the seat." *thump* "Don't kick the back of the seat. That's one." etc.
And then I get to three. And then what? I can't give a timeout to a kid strapped to car seat. There's no toy or clanky silverware or whatever to put in timeout.
He's too young for a delayed repercussion.
What to do in these situations? Is just ignore it the only option until he's old enough to punish later?