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Discipline

It’s inevitable (and normal): At some point, your sweet little one is going to push boundaries and act out in obnoxious ways. The question is, What are you going to do about it?

 

The truth is, different discipline strategies work for different kids. And while a time out may work for a toddler, it may no longer work for a middle schooler. Below, find articles about child discipline (including one from discipline guru Dr. Thomas Phelan of 1-2-3 Magic) and threads from our discussion forum about tips and tricks that have worked for our parent members.

This is how to parent without guilt or anger & more 1-2-3 Magic tips
Anyone who is a parent knows that the job is tough. Really tough. If we moms and dads were really honest with ourselves, we'd have to admit that we had almost no idea what we were getting into when we...
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Limit screen time for a happier, healthier kid
Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) changed its rules for screen time for children to meet more modern times. Much has changed since I had my first child in 2007, back when iPhones had ...
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How I deal with my toddler's meltdowns
We call them “slow motion meltdowns” in our house. I am a mom of a 20-month-old spirited boy. He wants what he wants, when he wants it. Don’t we all? My son knows how much it hurts to throw himself on...
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Discussions

Pep Talk Needed

I feel out of control with our 4YO and 3 month old. Like literally as though I have no control over what's happening. I don't know if I'm being a total wuss or if I can't handle the needs of two when those needs hit at the same time or if I'm just the most impatient person in the word....or all of t...

Six-Year-Old Aggression/Misbehavior Questions

TL;DR: Does my 6-year-old son need a therapist, or am I overthinking this?  And if yes, can you recommend someone?   The long version:  our 6yo son is 90% the sweetest kid ever.  He gives us all hugs and kisses, loves to cuddle, does nice things for his big sister, etc.  He does well in sc...

School Bullying

How do your schools handle bullying? When and to what extent are counselors and/or parents involved? This is such a tough area especially with the prevalent reach of social media and cyber bullying. I’m curious how others are navigating this. Anonymous poster hash: a4475...3da ...

how to help my teen stop twirling hair and biting nails

Any recommendations and tips welcome.   Anonymous poster hash: 9e812...5f8 ...

Supreme Court rules that school could not punish student for off-campus speech

Supreme Court Rules for Student in First Amendment Case - The New York Times (nytimes.com)   > The decision... did not establish a categorical ban on regulating student speech outside of school, citing the need of school systems to be able to deal with issues like bullying and threats. ...


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Three tips for establishing good routines this fall

As a busy parent, achieving “peace and ease” may often feel outside of your reach. But with the strategic implementation of routine, you may find that they are closer than you think. Here are three simple tips to get started. 1. Start with one small routine. A homework routine is a great corner...

This is how to parent without guilt or anger & more 1-2-3 Magic tips

Anyone who is a parent knows that the job is tough. Really tough. If we moms and dads were really honest with ourselves, we'd have to admit that we had almost no idea what we were getting into when we brought that first baby home. The old saying about kids not coming with a training manual is t...

Limit screen time for a happier, healthier kid

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) changed its rules for screen time for children to meet more modern times. Much has changed since I had my first child in 2007, back when iPhones had just come out and iPads did not exist. Establishing healthy screen time boundaries has been a priori...

How I deal with my toddler's meltdowns

We call them “slow motion meltdowns” in our house. I am a mom of a 20-month-old spirited boy. He wants what he wants, when he wants it. Don’t we all? My son knows how much it hurts to throw himself on the ground when I can’t catch him. So instead, he has perfected a slow-motion fall backward that en...

Mine, mine mine! How to mediate playspace tiffs

“What do I do when my baby reaches over and grabs another baby’s hair?” It's a common question at the playgroup I lead.  As a teacher of young children—birth to three years—I see lots of exploration, curiosity and expression of wants that affect other children, as well as parents and caregivers. ...

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