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.
The smart parent's guide to coping with your kid's fits.
Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.
Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.
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.
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.
Penelope Leach, Ph.D., explains why young children occasionally lie and steal -- and offers advice on what you can do about it.
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.
It's not too soon to start setting limits and encouraging good behavior from your kid. We'll show you how.
Many 1-year-olds use their teeth instead of their tongues. Here's how to take the bite out of toddlerhood.
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.
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.
The next time you feel the urge to spank, take a deep breath instead and consider what you want your child to learn.
De-escalate the situation when your child is losing it.
An age-by-age guide to setting limits.
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.
We gathered advice from real moms (and a dad!) on how they maneuver around their child's meltdowns.
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.
No yelling, no time-outs, just some silly games to get your kids to do the right thing.
Teach your child about peaceful ways to express her anger.
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 love Barrymore's perspective on the inevitable Disney-induced meltdown all toddlers experience.
The whys and hows of executing an effective time-out.
Positive discipline means you respect, listen, and reward good behavior with love. Follow these eight points to teach kids right from wrong.
The solution? A secret signal that will call other parents to your rescue.