Discipline & Behavior

It's not easy to discipline your child. But it's important. Our tips and advice can help you handle temper tantrums, set healthy limits, manage power struggles, and discipline with love. Keep the peace, and change both of your behavior for the better. Here you'll learn to discipline your preschooler while still encouraging her independence.

10 Ways to Tame Your Kid's Tantrums

The smart parent's guide to coping with your kid's fits.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

10 Ways to Stop Yelling

When your child is driving you crazy, it can feel as if he's always misbehaving. Instead of losing your cool, check out 10 ways to stay calm while still making your point and setting necessary boundaries.

This Woman Just Came Up With a Genius Plan for Stopping Kids' Public Meltdowns

The solution? A secret signal that will call other parents to your rescue.

Are You Expecting Too Much from Your Toddler?

A national survey shows most parents believe their toddlers have the capacity for more control of their emotions than is developmentally possible at their age.

Attack of the Toddler

Does your 1-year-old hit and bite? Stop his aggressive behavior -- once and for all.

Why Your Toddler Hits and Bites

It's natural to worry, but relax: It's just a passing stage that you can help control.

Lying and Stealing.. and What You Can Do to Stop It

Penelope Leach, Ph.D., explains why young children occasionally lie and steal -- and offers advice on what you can do about it.

How to Put an End to Difficult Behavior

Getting your 3-year-old to behave can be a challenge. The trick is consistency and learning to pick your battles.

Back-Talk Boot Camp: Stop the Sass

Listening to my three kids' fresh talk was getting stale in a hurry. I was ready to try anything--and did. Find out which methods worked best.

Discipline Without Spanking

The next time you feel the urge to spank, take a deep breath instead and consider what you want your child to learn.

Using Positive Reinforcement

Using positive reinforcement is a great way to teach your children good behavior. Watch this video for examples of how to use this discipline strategy.

When Does Discipline Begin?

An age-by-age guide to setting limits.

The Great Spanking Debate

Despite all the warnings and criticism, four out of five parents still spank their kids. Many experts believe the negative consequences outweigh any behavior benefits. Who's right?

Who's the Boss -- You or Your Toddler?

If your toddler acts like he's calling the shots, these smart strategies will (gently) let him know you're in charge.

Secrets to Toddler Discipline

It's not too soon to start setting limits and encouraging good behavior from your kid. We'll show you how.

Helping Kids Handle Anger

Award-winning author, Michele Borba, EdD, recently appeared as a guest on Parents.com Community boards to offer practical advice on children's behavior and violence prevention. This sought-after, motivational speaker has presented workshops to more than one million participants throughout North American, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, and has served as an educational consultant to hundreds of schools. She currently serves on Parents magazine's advisory board. The following is her advice on how to help children handle anger.

6 Successful Time-Out Tactics

Whether it's your first attempt at using this method of discipline, or you've tried and been unsuccessful in the past, these pointers will help make time-outs effective.

Are You a Discipline Wimp?

It's not always easy to stand firm when faced with resistance from your kids. Here are seven solutions for parents who cave in too quickly.

The Best Tantrum Tricks

We gathered advice from real moms (and a dad!) on how they maneuver around their child's meltdowns.

How to Give Time-Outs That Really Work

The whys and hows of executing an effective time-out.

What Is Positive Discipline?

Positive discipline means you respect, listen, and reward good behavior with love. Follow these eight points to teach kids right from wrong.

You Won't Believe How Many Kids Are Still Paddled in Alabama Public Schools

New data reveals that a frightening number of kids are being hit by educators in this Southern state. And guess what? This form of punishment is totally legal!

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