1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Workshop

Are you struggling to manage your child’s behaviour? Is the yelling, arguing, whining and tantrums causing angst, and your discipline just not working?

The 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching program aims to teach parents how to deal with their children’s difficult behaviour by using an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use signalling system.  The program requires the parent to use less talk and less emotion, which in turn encourages the development of children’s ability to manage their emotional reactions to parental boundaries.

Over three weekly sessions, Penny Gibson from Capacity Therapeutic Services, will guide you through this proven and effective program, and support you to manage behaviour, develop a tangible and intuitive strategy to master your own self-control, encourage your child’s ability to manage their own emotional reactions, and improve your relationship with your child.  

Topics include:

  • How to discipline without arguing, yelling or smacking
  • How to sort behaviour
  • How to handle challenging and testing behaviours
  • Choosing your strategy, the three choices
  • Using emotion coaching to encourage good behaviour
  • 7 tactics for encouraging good behaviour

Investing a few hours now, will create a valuable roadmap for navigating those challenging parenting situations.

Best suited to:

Parents and carers of children aged 2 to 12 years.  The program is particularly effective if both parents attend.


Family Life meeting room, 197 Bluff Rd, Sandringham

Your Facilitator:

Penny Gibson of Capacity Therapeutic Services is a Child and Family Counsellor with a Masters in Behavioural Science. She is committed to building the capabilities of parents and educators to promote children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Penny has worked extensively across the community, education and health sectors, developing a specialist understanding of ways we can practically and realistically support the mental health of our kids.  She is also a Parentshop licensed practitioner, accredited to deliver this evidence-based program.


$220 per person ($200 concession)

Limited spaces available.  Maximum number of participants is 20.

Acceptance into this program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers being achieved and/or maximum numbers being reached. Heartlinks reserves the right to discontinue service should the facilitator deem a participant to be better suited to an alternative form of support.

Bookings and more information:

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For more info, email heartlinks@familylife.com.au or call (03) 8599 5488