Disciplining Children

It's not easy to discipline your big kid. 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.

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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.
Parents Everywhere Are Calling Out Amazon for Selling Spanking Paddles for Children
When a wooden child discipline paddle was featured on Amazon's website, it put a spotlight on the topic of corporal punishment at home and in schools. Here's a look at the practice of spanking children from both a scientific and a legal perspective.
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.
You Hit Your Kid and Shouldn't Have—Now What?
Hitting a child is never a recommended form of discipline, but it happens, especially during stressful times like the pandemic. Experts explain how you can avoid spanking your child and what to do if you already have.
The Right Way to Set Up a Reward System for Kids
Reward systems rely on positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. Here's how to make reward systems work for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged kids.
Time-In Is the New Time-Out
The decades-old discipline method is due for a modern, more effective makeover, according to parenting experts. 

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Small Ways to Tackle Big Child Behavior Problems
Bedtime. Mealtime. Cleanup. Some days can seem like one kid behavior battle after another. Here's your chance to stop banging your head against the wall and try something new to get your kid to listen.
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.