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Talk Less Listen More – (123 Magic & Emotion Coaching)


If you’re a parent who’s reaching the end of your rope with your child’s meltdowns and difficult behaviour, we have good news for you.
You’re not alone and we can help you inch back down that rope, starting now!  This online parenting course offers convenient, self-paced video lessons (each lesson 7-15 mins in length, totalling 3 hours), easy to fit into your busy day and will have you successfully managing any difficult behaviour in no time!

Talk Less Listen More is the Australian version of the highly respected and recommended ‘123 Magic’ co-authored by US Based Clinical Psychologist Thomas Phelan and Parentshop founder Michael Hawton, an Australian psychologist and parenting expert.

The Talk Less Listen More 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 to manage children’s difficult behaviour. 


About your facilitator, parenting expert Michael Hawton

Michael Hawton MAPS is a psychologist with 30 years’ experience, a teacher, author and father of two. He has extensive experience working with children and families in private practice and in the Family Courts and has prepared over 1,000 child welfare reports. Michael has developed several nationally-recognised parent and teacher training courses which have helped make parenting easier for over 110,000 parents around Australia.

“Will you join us?  By doing this course you could be well on your way to enjoying family time again and watching your kids begin to do better at school.”


What the experts are saying…

“I would recommend this online parenting course as an excellent first port of call for parents wanting to learn strategies to discipline their children with greater confidence.” – Dr Toula Tsovolos, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

“I would recommend Talk Less Listen More online parenting course to others as it is simple to understand, simple to implement and most importantly, it works. Don’t hesitate, just do it!” – Julie, Clinical Psychologist and Mum

What parents are saying…

It has made a big difference to how I parent my toddler and I have seen a vast improvement in his behaviour.  – Johanna Morley, Aussie Mum Network

I have three kids who are each quite challenging in their own rights. Talk Less Listen More online parenting course taught me about “inside out” parenting. So now when my kids are acting up or getting frustrated, instead of focusing on them and their behaviour, I try to put myself in their shoes and focus on myself and choosing my reaction. It’s brought consciousness into my parenting and it’s definitely made a difference with my kids. – Anne-Marie, mother of 7 and 3-year-old sons and an 18-month-old daughter.

When you are feeling completely lost at sea it is wonderful to have something to hold on to that works reliably. Using these methods has helped my kids keep the magnitude of their reactions more in line with the issue that has upset them. – Nicole, Speech Pathologist and mother to a 9-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.

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