A practical and step by step guide for parents who are at their wits end. I read this book after just finishing 1-2-3 Magic.
I like the 123 Magic book better for time-outs, but this book better for everything else. This book gives many more ideas and covers more topics.
SOS explains the different ways kids misbehave, how to reinforce the good, when to use time-outs, and it REALLY explains well the use of a portable timer. (I never thought that it could be so important to not use your microwave or stove top timer, but instead use a portable one. I have 4 kids, I've used both, USE A PORTABLE ONE!)
SOS explains when to time-out both kids, or the toy instead. It explains how to handle aggressive behavior, how to notice developmental problems and learning disabilities. SOS give instructions on working together with school teachers, when to get professional help, and how to control your own anger as a parent.
SOS has quizzes, worksheets, on-line videos, lists of resources, and a never ending flow of ideas to try. It's perfect for parents who think they've tried everything.