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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

Free Book and Coffee! Will you please review my book about parenting strong-willed kids?

Wits' End Parenting needs your help!   We’re revising our book and would love you to review it! Specifically, we’re looking to recruit 10 parents to read a draft and give feedback.   Here are the details: The book is a parenting book called Your Rules are Dumb!  Parenting Yo...

Got a Strong-Willed Child? We can help!

Is your child often really sweet and loving, but their own opinions, preferences, and goals are at the top of their priority list – and pleasing you is often not their main priority? Is every day a battle? Does your child put up resistance when you ask them to do something like turn off sc...

Device Safe

I have a kid who is addicted to screens.  He sneaks them and I am sick of it.  I need to secure our devices and want a safe to secure them.  But the only ones I have found are intended for schools, or are otherwise expensive.  Does anyone have suggestions that are affordable? ...

Thinking Chair/Time Outs - Daycare

Hi All, Is anyone familiar with the "thinking chair" strategy? I just noticed that the daycare I am planning to send my toddler to (Newport Children's Academy) allows kids ages 2 and up to use a "thinking chair" as needed. Does anyone happen to know if this is a form of a "time out" (and, if so...

I'm a Parent Coach!

Hello Community!   Introducing myself here as I'm a parent coach that helps clients parent with peace, connection, and authenticity.  No scripts, tips, or hacks from me. My guidance is grounded in attachment theory, child development, nervous system science, and reflection on our own child...


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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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