Getting your own children to stop teasing, talking back, and leaving their toys all over the floor can be tough enough. But what if their friends, cousins, or even complete strangers misbehave while you're on the scene? Here's how to handle a variety of sticky situations.
You expect tantrums from a 2-year-old, but what about a child who's 5? Should you punish a 4-year-old who lies? What's the best age to start giving time-outs? As kids grow, the way you handle bad behavior needs to evolve. Here, top discipline tactics to suit your child.
Any couple raising children is bound to have disagreements about the right way to manage their kids' behaviors and habits. But there are some issues that are so loaded they threaten to divide parenting partners. Parents took an informal poll to see which conflicts topped couples' lists, and three sources of frustration came up again and again. The hot buttons? Television, consequences, and food. We asked three families to bare the details of their battles and brought in expert help to guide them from stalemate to success.