discipline

Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution » Read more

When Others Try To Discipline Your Child

By Nancy Da Silva

You’re over at someone else’s house and your little one breaks something or throws a tantrum. This person then proceeds to swat your child on the bum or slap their hand. How do you react? » Read more

To Spank Or Not To Spank

By Nancy Da Silva

Mention the issue of spanking and you’ll find most people fall into two very firm camps. You either do or you don’t and there’s usually no wavering on the subject. For some parents, spanking is nothing more than another disciplinary tool, no more out of line than time outs or removing privileges. » Read more

Time Out or Time In?

By Patricia Morgan

At a recent seminar a mom asked the speaker, “What am I supposed to do when my child misbehaves? There are dozens of options for influencing children’s behavior and they all hinge on the relationship the parent has with the child, the family rules and the child’s personality, age and capabilities. » Read more

The Four Parts to Discipline

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution

From The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill) by Elizabeth Pantley » Read more

The Discipline Quiz: True of False

By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, www.personalpowerpress.com

Do you have a well thought-out discipline system in place in your family? Most parents don’t. Often parents simply discipline the way they themselves were disciplined. Some choose to do just the opposite and pick a discipline style that is contrary to how they were raised. » Read more

When toddlers bite other children

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

A worried mother asks, “Today at our play group my son BIT my friend’s daughter! My friend acted like it was a normal childhood problem, and told me not to worry about it, but I’m horrified! Why did my son do this? How can I prevent it from happening again?” » Read more

Toddler Tantrums: Dealing with Tantrums in Public

You may think that there’s nothing worse than your toddler’s tantrums, until your toddler has one in public. Then you have to manage not only an out-of-control child, but also the disapproving and not-so-sympathetic stares of strangers. » Read more

Toddler Bullies: Taking The ‘Play’ Out Of Playtime

By Nancy Da Silva

We all remember the schoolyard bully. Sometimes we were on the receiving end of their taunts and aggression, sometimes we watched as they teased someone else. Hopefully once we get older we no longer have to deal with bullies. But what happens when the bullying is now happening to our children and well before they even enter school? » Read more

Time Out & Your Toddler: When Can You Start?

By Nancy Da Silva

Ninety percent of the time when your toddler misbehaves it’s because he wants attention. Think about it. In your busy life, you do your best to fulfill the needs of your child, your spouse, your work and if you’re lucky, yourself. You love your child but you feed him, clothe him and bathe him as part of the automatic everyday routine of being a mother. » Read more