Discipline Tips

Disciplining children is one of the hardest parts of parenting. From time outs to punishments, to yelling, and learning to say no, here you'll find tips and ideas to make discipline effective no matter your child's age.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

Avoiding Power Struggles

As a parent, it's your job to set limits. But how do you do that and manage to avoid power struggles?

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.

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.

Guilt-Free Discipline

Guilt doesn't do you (or your child) any good -- especially when it comes to discipline. Find out how to let it go with these practical and simple expert tips.

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.

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.

10 Ways to Say "No" Without Saying No

Telling your toddler "no" is one of the easiest forms of discipline, but it isn't always the most effective. Here are 10 better ways to get your tot to listen.

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.

The Fun Mom's Guide to Discipline

No yelling, no time-outs, just some silly games to get your kids to do the right thing.

When Does Discipline Begin?

An age-by-age guide to setting limits.

Should You Discipline Other People's Kids?

When to step in, and when to back off.

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.

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 5-Second Discipline Fix

If you want your kid to wash his hands, pick up his trains, or give his sister's tiara back, don't ask -- tell.

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.

How to Give Time-Outs That Really Work

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

Smart Discipline for Every Age

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.

Poor Infant Sleep Patterns Linked to Negative Toddler Behavior

New research has linked poor sleep in infants to behavior and attention problems in toddlerhood.

Why Two-Minute Warnings Don't Work for Screen Time

A new study says giving a kids a warning before you turn off the TV or tablet actually makes it harder to end their screen time.

10 Discipline Don'ts

Count to ten for better behavior.

3 Common Discipline Mistakes -- and How to Fix Them

Is your toddler driving you crazy? For three families, the answer was yes, until the creator of the DVD and book The Happiest Toddler on the Block, Harvey Karp, M.D., watched their little ones in action and offered up his best discipline techniques.

Are You Raising a Spoiled Brat?

Kids running you ragged? It's time to rethink discipline.

10 Ways to Stop Yelling

We all need to. Here, 10 creative, surefire ways to break out of this bad parenting habit.

How to Brat-Proof Your Child

Teach the values kids need to be nice.

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