Discipline Strategies

Tried timeouts? Conflicted about consequences? We have discipline strategies to make your parenting more effective and positive. Start here for better results.

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The Parents Expert Guide to Nurturing Good Behavior
It's natural to feel that life would be easier if your kids consistently followed the rules, listened attentively, and went to bed without protest. But experts say compliance is not all it's cracked up to be—and that the secret to healthy cooperation lies in gaining a deeper understanding of how your child thinks.
How to Practice Positive Discipline at Home
Positive discipline is a parenting technique focused on kindness, trust, and connection. Here’s why some experts say it’s the ideal way to teach children right from wrong.
Time-In Is the New Time-Out
The decades-old discipline method is due for a modern, more effective makeover, according to parenting experts. 
Dad's Genius Punishment for 5-Year-Old Who Stole Is #ParentingGoals
This dad's discipline strategy for his 5-year-old son who stole a pack of gum is way better than grounding or taking away a treasured toy.
10 Biggest Discipline Mistakes You're Probably Making
Can't seem to get through to your child? It's easier than you think to switch gears. Here are 10 things to avoid when doling out discipline.
Is Your Child Acting Out—or Behaving In an Age-Appropriate Manner?
If your child melts down, talks back, or ignores you, it could be because they're still a little kid. Consider this change of perspective.

More Discipline Strategies

Get Your Kids to Behave the First Time You Ask
If you're tired of repeating yourself without results, here's advice that actually works.
Discipline Without Screaming
Sometimes it seems that the only way to get kids to listen is to shout. Learn to take it down a few decibels -- and enjoy better behavior in the process.
The First Time You Say "No" to Your Baby

Here's how one mom learned to discipline her infant.