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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Should You Discipline Other People's Kids?

When to step in, and when to back off.

How to Give Time-Outs That Really Work

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

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star Zoe Saldana's Real Super Power: Getting Her Kids to Eat Veggies

The Guardians of the Galaxy star shared her "green" parenting strategy with Jimmy Kimmel.

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.

Poor Infant Sleep Patterns Linked to Negative Toddler Behavior

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

10 Discipline Don'ts

Count to ten for better behavior.

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.

When Your Toddler Starts Testing His Limits

Your child desperately wants to declare his independence. And you can let him -- while staying in control.

9 Ways to Prevent a Meltdown -- Your Kid's and Yours, Too

When your toddler has a temper tantrum, it may send you into one, too! However, experts agree that it is crucial to keep your cool. With these coping strategies, you can head off two tantrums at once: yours and your child's.

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.

When Does Discipline Begin?

An age-by-age guide to setting limits.

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.

Dealing With Tantrums

Why do kids have tantrums? Here's a guide to understanding your munchkin's fits and how to deal with them at home and in public.

Preschooler Attitude Adjustments

Your child's a little devil at home but a total angel at preschool. What do teachers know that you don't? We asked preschool teachers for their best tactics -- and for ways you can adopt them at home.

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.