Discipline & Behavior

It's not easy to discipline your child. But it's important. 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. Here you'll learn to discipline your preschooler while still encouraging her independence.

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Jenny Mollen: 'I Stopped Making Empty Threats to My Kids and It Paid Off'

It’s easy to threaten our kids with consequences. It’s a lot harder to follow through. In an exclusive for Parents magazine, Jenny Mollen, actress, author, and wife to Jason Biggs, explains the day that all changed for her.
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Some Kids Really Are More Difficult—Here's Why it Happens and How to Deal

It’s something few people talk about: Some kids are just harder than others. Parents who’ve been there speak candidly about the challenges, the self-doubt, and a protective love that’s especially fierce.
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7 Ways to Calm Down Kids Without Using a Screen

You may be tempted to turn on Baby Shark in the middle of a temper tantrum, but these mind-body tricks work better than distractions.
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How to Discipline Your Kids—Without Destroying Their Self Esteem

You don’t want to punish your kids—you just want them to start behaving better. As a clinical psychologist and mother of four, I’d like to share the magic of “soft criticism.”
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How to Handle Baby Temper Tantrums

Is your child having temper tantrums before turning one? Dr. William Sears shares advice for handling baby mood swings.
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