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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How to Create the Perfect Calm-Down Corner at Home

A calm-down corner can not only diffuse tantrums in the making, but a soothing spot designed just for your toddler or preschooler can also help them learn valuable skills for regulating his or her emotions.

A Parent’s Guide to Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums can make you question your parenting technique, but they’re actually a normal part of toddlerhood. Read about the causes of toddler tantrums, and learn how to deal with the most common types of misbehavior.

The 3 Best Behavior Charts for Kids of All Ages

Behavior charts track a child’s actions to encourage positive conduct. Learn how to use three different behavior charts for kids: sticker charts, color charts, and weekly points charts.

The Right Way to Set Up a Reward System for Kids

Reward systems rely on positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. Here's how to make reward systems work for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged kids.

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.

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.

Spanking Is Linked to Dating Violence Later in Life, According to a New Study

Kids who are disciplined with spanking are more likely to be violent toward dating partners, says a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.