Discipline Advice

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Tips for setting up rules, punishing misbehavior, dealing with tantrums, and avoiding common discipline mistakes.
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Excuse me, ma'am, but is that your kid throwing all of the condoms off the shelves in the drugstore, ignoring you when you ask him to stop, kicking and screaming that he must have the blue and the...
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You get home from work after a long day, eager to unwind with your kids, but instead of a cheerful "Hi, Mommy!" you get whining, complaining and irrational tears. You thought your kids left...
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It's high noon, and you're in a standoff fit for the movies. The villain? Your misbehaving child. And he's heading for his first victim -- your couch. He makes a move. You make yours. But it's too late...
You get home from work after a long day, eager to unwind with your kids, but instead of a cheerful "Hi, Mommy!" you get whining, complaining and irrational tears. You thought your kids left...
It's an hour before dinner, and you're trying to make a hasty exit from the mall with your tot in tow. As you hurry him by the cookie kiosk, he stops in his tracks and wails, "Mommy, get me a cookie!"...
It's high noon, and you're in a standoff fit for the movies. The villain? Your misbehaving child. And he's heading for his first victim -- your couch. He makes a move. You make yours. But it's too late...
You want your child to behave -- but sometimes, he's got other ideas. As a parent, it's your job to teach your child how to act appropriately, make good choices and accept the consequences when his behavior...
What are the kids allowed to do when Mom is out of sight? While it's never easy playing bad cop, establishing guidelines around discipline in your home will not only make life easier for you and your...
Can't stop yourself from dropping the f-word when you stub your toe? Did your kid just say the b-word? Here are some tips to stop cursing before it becomes a problem -- for you or your child.
You get home from the grocery store, put the food away -- and find candy in your child's pocket that you didn't pay for. "My kid steals!" you think, panicking. Thankfully, it's not a reflection of...
When you ask your child to unload the dishwasher, plates end up on the floor. When he gets into a fight with his sister, she ends up getting shoved. If your child's anger seems to escalate quickly...
Excuse me, ma'am, but is that your kid throwing all of the condoms off the shelves in the drugstore, ignoring you when you ask him to stop, kicking and screaming that he must have the blue and the...
For Cyndi and Ed Holbert of Powell, Idaho, discipline is a touchy issue -- literally. Ed doesn't hesitate to give their 3-year-old son Garrett a spanking when he misbehaves. Cyndi prefers to employ...
Jill Smokler has never been afraid of confessing her deepest and darkest parenting blunders (and triumphs for that matter!). As part of the Care.com Interview Series, we caught up with the Scary Mommy...
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