Sometimes the best way to cool off a child that is exhibiting bad behavior is with a time out.
Here you'll learn how to effectively use time outs with toddlers and preschoolers, and see why some experts don't believe in giving time outs at all.
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The whys and hows of executing an effective time-out.
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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.
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The whats, whens, and hows of disciplining your young child.
If your little one falls into the challenging category, you're used to meeting his extra needs. Now is the time to teach him techniques that he can use to soothe himself.
An age-by-age guide to setting limits.
A fast fix so simple and effective, you'll see better behavior in 60 seconds flat.
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Distracting, ignoring, modeling, and time-outs are great discipline alternatives. Here's how to use them effectively.
Time-outs aren't that effective with children under age 2. Here's what to do when your older infant starts doing something she knows she shouldn't.
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Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.
You may not be able to avoid tantrums, entirely, but you can minimize their frequency and intensity.
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