The Challenge: Boost Brennan's parenting confidence. "I know it's time to discipline Aidan, but I'm not always sure what behaviors to correct," she says.
The Solution: Try this three-step plan whenever Aidan "misbehaves":
1. Ask yourself what's most important in this situation, says life coach [XREF "1154758_3" "Natalie Gahrmann"].
2. Decide what you can do or say right now to express how you feel about it.
3. Act according to your answers.
When Aidan started throwing his toys all over the floor, "I asked myself, 'Is it so terrible, especially since he's having fun?'" Brennan says. "I decided as long as I taught him to help clean up, it was okay, and it's been a big success."