It's not magic but it's close! The Magic Ratio is a simple perspective shift that has the power to totally transform your child's behavior and create a happier, more positive home environment. Research shows that in order for a relationship to be considered healthy, the ratio of positive to negative or directive comments needs to be 5 to 1. By using rich, descriptive positive comments, you can intentionally reinforce more of the behavior you do want while minimizing negative behaviors. This handout walks you through how to implement this strategy most effectively in your family.