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Discipline Tips

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3 ways to deal with your independent tween
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How a toddler's ability to read facial expressions can work to your advantage
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Can we finally answer the great parenting debate over which sex is more challenging to raise?
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Toy recalls are no longer relegated to discount bins and no-name brands. The recent rash of toy recalls have included some A-list celebrities of the...
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Kids can be loud. They shriek and shout when they're excited or want to be heard, not realizing that a normal voice works just as well, says Celia...
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If your toddler suddenly seems like a broken record (remember those?), stuck on the word no, don't worry: This too shall pass. The older she gets,...
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Rachel Corley was surprised when her 3-year-old daughter recently issued a decree: "She said, 'I'm sorry, but my name is not Sarah anymore. I'm...
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We recently renovated our house, giving our girls new ways to test authority. Just minutes after we moved back in, Lucy, 4, was sliding down the...
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Peggy Bellwoar's been cutting deals with her son, Jake, since he was 2. "We'd say things like 'If you're good in church, you can have a cookie.' And...
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Go to any playground and you'll hear kids clamoring for "do-overs" when they goof up or forget a rule in a game. Why not use that concept to get them...
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[STYLE {Q. My toddler daughter is, well, a screamer. It's hard to explain the exact sound, but it's like a cross between an air-raid siren and a...
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It was our first parent-teacher conference, and we were feeling rather smug.Our older son, Jonah, was then 3 1/2 and halfway through his first year...
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Melissa Henrich would like to be a more effective disciplinarian. Her four boys, ages 3 to 9, take advantage of her, she says, running through the...
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Poop happens. So do scabs, pus, and earwax. Anything gross, parents know, goes over big with preteens. Witness 10-year-old boys who hold spitting...
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Bad habits are hard to break, but if you're consistent and firm but understanding, you can help your child break them (and even avoid them from the start). Here's what to do.
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Q. If my child acts up at a playdate, do I punish him then and risk ruining the fun for the other kid? If I wait, the discipline won't make sense.A....
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Q. I'm worried about my 3-year-old's aggressiveness. He's pretty rough when he plays with his 1-year-old brother—his idea of "...
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From her earliest breaths, my daughter Alexis was a force to be reckoned with. As an infant, she shooed away the cereal spoon; as a toddler, she...
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Tired of nagging and scolding? Try these 7 surprising solutions.
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How to stop toddler hitting and deal when bad behavior gets worse
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Discipline isn't only about punishment. It's about teaching your child to follow rules
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How to respond when your child pushes your buttons. Plus, find out 8 discipline mistakes parents make!
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When Max's kindergarten teacher called early in the school year, I figured it was to regale me with stories about his general delightfulness or to...
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Q. My husband believes in spanking, but I don't. How can we come to an agreement on how best to discipline our kids? A. I've practiced...
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I was sitting in a coffee shop, waiting for a friend, when from behind me there arose a great hue and cry."Matthew, it's cold out  -- you have...

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