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.
The smart parent's guide to coping with your kid's fits.
Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.
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.
The solution? A secret signal that will call other parents to your rescue.
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.
Does your 1-year-old hit and bite? Stop his aggressive behavior -- once and for all.
It's natural to worry, but relax: It's just a passing stage that you can help control.
Penelope Leach, Ph.D., explains why young children occasionally lie and steal -- and offers advice on what you can do about it.
Getting your 3-year-old to behave can be a challenge. The trick is consistency and learning to pick your battles.
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.
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 is a great way to teach your children good behavior. Watch this video for examples of how to use this discipline strategy.
An age-by-age guide to setting limits.
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?
If your toddler acts like he's calling the shots, these smart strategies will (gently) let him know you're in charge.
It's not too soon to start setting limits and encouraging good behavior from your kid. We'll show you how.
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.
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.
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.
We gathered advice from real moms (and a dad!) on how they maneuver around their child's meltdowns.
The whys and hows of executing an effective time-out.
Positive discipline means you respect, listen, and reward good behavior with love. Follow these eight points to teach kids right from wrong.
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!