Magic Chair – How We Discipline King
I shared on Insta-Stories awhile ago about how we discipline King and that we took what the preschool did at brought it home to implement at our house. I had TONS of questions and requests for a blog post on the Magic Chair, what it is, and how we use it. It has been amazing for him and it has been so good to have the same discipline at school and at home for him and to keep things consistent.
What it is: A discipline system kind of like time out, but it is their choice when they get to come out. I was hesitant about it at first because well, isn’t he just going to say that he wants to get off magic chair and get off? But it hasn’t been that way at all!
Where do you get a magic chair: Any chair can be a “Magic Chair”! That is what is amazing about it!
How does it work?: When King does something that he shouldn’t and he knows that the magic chair is the consequence, I carry him over to the chair and sit him down. He doesn’t face a corner or anything, just sits on the chair until he is “magically” ready to change his behavior and apologize. He will sit on there forever crying that he did something wrong and it is rare that he gets off. It is his choice of when he wants to apologize or “fix” his behavior whether that be cleaning up a mess or something, etc.
It has seriously worked so good for us. It took him a little bit to get the hang of it, but now that he does have the hang of it, it has been amazing! He knows what behaviors (not all make him go to the magic chair) it is the consequence for and he knows what happens and how to get off the magic chair.
If you have any questions feel free to ask! I am happy to answer whatever and I hope this helps explain it okay!