Discipline Tips

Need a little help with discipline? Try these tips and ideas to make discipline effective no matter your child's age.

The Surprising Secret to Raising a Well-Behaved Kid

The key to smart discipline is simple: Set clear expectations up front for how you want your child to behave. Then it's up to them to be in control of their actions.

Is Your Child Acting Out--or Just Acting His Age?

If your child melts down, talks back, or ignores you, it could be because he's still a little kid! Consider this a reality check.

The First Time You Say "No" to Your Baby

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

21 Mom-Tested Discipline Tricks

When it comes to fixing bad behavior, moms are the real experts. Read on for smart strategies that will put a stop to whining, tantrums, back talk, and more.

How Experts Discipline Their Children

When you want to know something, you consult an expert. And when you want to know the best way to do something, you ask the experts what they do themselves. We asked three experts on children's behavior and discipline how they deal with everyday tussles in their own families. Their answers may give you ideas for handling the day-to-day conflicts that come up in yours.

How to Give Time-Outs That Really Work

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

What to Do When Kids Curse

Your child's vocabulary is growing, but you can help keep it rated G. Use these expert tips to teach your kid appropriate words to use.

Mom Vs. Dad Discipline

Disagree with your spouse about how to deal when the kids won't behave? Here, four couples with clashing styles learn to work together and get better results.

How to Deal with 3 Super-Annoying Toddler Situations

Super Parent's best tips on how to handle the toughest toddler situations, like whining and full-blown meltdowns.

How to Discipline Your Kids

Be a good role model by remaining consistent and calm. Find out the four tips that will help you set rules and limits.

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.

Nanny Jo Frost Is Back, Tackling Today's Biggest Parenting Challenges

The supernanny gives Parents an exclusive look into her new show and shares how to let go of frustration and bring the fun back into parenting.

How To Stop Saying No

You're as tired of the word as your kids are of hearing it. Follow a parenting expert's strategies for getting kids to behave by saying "yes" more often. Then sit back and enjoy the positive results.

How Celebs Discipline Their Kids

Celebrity moms Cate Blanchett, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kirstie Alley, Victoria Beckham, Candace Cameron Bure, Michelle Obama & Jessica Alba open up about how they discipline their children. Can you relate?

How to Leave a Store Without Buying a Toy

Are you worried about a potential meltdown every time you go to the store and don't buy your son a toy? Here are some tips to handle the situation before, during and after!

It Worked For Me: Genius Discipline Tricks

When it comes to disciplining your kids, sometimes you need to get creative in order to be effective. Look no further than these genius out-of-the box discipline tricks from readers.

How to Avoid Power Struggles With Your Child

Try these levelheaded ways to avoid everyday battles.

Discipline Dilemmas -- Solved!

Child psychologist Jerry Brodlie answers parents' most pressing behavior and discipline questions.

Toddler Discipline: Exhibit A

Writer Cara Birnbaum records her daughter June's bad behavior to get discipline advice from Harvey Karp, M.D., Parents advisor and author of "The Happiest Toddler."

How to Get Kids to Eat Something You Want Them to Eat

Tips on how to get even the pickiest of eaters to try (and enjoy!) their veggies.

Toddler Discipline: Exhibit B

Chandra Turner, Executive Editor of Parents magazine, records her son Grant's bad behavior to get discipline advice from Harvey Karp, M.D., Parents advisor and author of "The Happiest Toddler."

Toddler Discipline: Exhibit C

Laura Kalehoff, Executive Editor of American Baby magazine, records her son Julian's bad behavior to get discipline advice from Harvey Karp, M.D., Parents advisor and author of "The Happiest Toddler."

Disciplining a Very Ill Child

How to keep things in perspective.

4 Discipline Mistakes Pushover Parents Make

Even if you're usually totally in control as a parent, don't be surprised if you fall into one of these discipline traps some day.

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.