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i am going thru a divorce and my nine year old is acting out.

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i am going thru a divorce and my nine year old is acting out. what kind of discipline should i be reading?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Bonnie replied 6 years ago.
1-2-3 Magic is a good choice. If he seems to be angry (or sad) about the divorce and is acting out because of it, then the best strategy can be learned from Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior by Russell Barkley. It places an emphasis on positive parenting, a healthy alternative to using punishments.

Good luck.