An Encouraging Note: Today I am simply reflecting on the last few months of using The 1-1 Parenting Principle. I am seeing such remarkable results in my twin boys. Not only are they listening to me right away, but they are actively offering and willing to do more for our family on a regular basis without complaining.
At this moment, they hardly give me any restoration minutes, because they are listening. If they do give me minutes, they are quick to get minutes back through the "Make-Up Minutes" method.
They are so much more cooperative and regulated, and as a result, we are doing much more things together and building up so many great memories. You can see in the chart below how my twins go from an average of 360 seconds of not listening to me each week to an average of 30. Each second is technically an argument with you. The hours on the left side are how much personal restoration time I get. My average personal time went from more than 6 hours per week to nearly zero. I now have the energy and sanity to be a better parent because my children are listening.