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.

14 Ways to Tame Your Kid's Tantrums

The smart parent's guide to coping with your kid's fits.

10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

Are You Expecting Too Much From Your Toddler?

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.

Common Time-Out Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Could this classic discipline technique actually make the situation worse? Learn what experts recommend, including a new and improved five-step technique for giving time-outs.

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.

12 Ways to Stop Yelling

Instead of losing your cool and causing yourself to yell, check out these top ways to stay calm while still making your point and setting necessary boundaries.

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.

Dad's Post Nails the Struggle of Taking Kids Out to Eat

We love how this dad called out his fellow patrons who stared and maybe judged when his daughter threw a tantrum at a Red Robin restaurant.

Handling Aggressive Behavior

Learn how to punish your child for aggressive behavior, such as biting or hitting, and whether his punishment should be adjusted as he gets older.

Discipline Without Spanking

The next time you feel the urge to spank, take a deep breath instead and consider what you want your child to learn.

Teaching Your Child Not to Bite

Many 1-year-olds use their teeth instead of their tongues. Here's how to take the bite out of toddlerhood.

8 Temper Tantrum Survival Strategies

De-escalate the situation when your child is losing it.

When Should You Start Disciplining?

An age-by-age guide to setting limits.

Potty Mouth: Stop Kids from Cursing and Swearing

Your kid's learning many new words, but you may not want him to repeat some of them. Curb not-so-nice language with these tips.

The Best Tantrum Tricks

We gathered advice from real moms (and a dad!) on how they maneuver around their child's meltdowns.

Helping Kids Handle Anger

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.

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.

We Are All Drew Barrymore When Her Daughter Throws an Epic Tantrum at Disney World

We love Barrymore's perspective on the inevitable Disney-induced meltdown all toddlers experience.

How to Give Time-Outs That Really Work

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

What Is Positive Discipline?

Positive discipline means you respect, listen, and reward good behavior with love. Follow these eight points to teach kids right from wrong.

This Woman Just Came Up With a Genius Plan for Stopping Kids' Public Meltdowns

The solution? A secret signal that will call other parents to your rescue.

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.

6 Ways to Curb Your Child's Aggressive Behavior

Teach your child about peaceful ways to express her anger.

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