Disciplining your 0 to 2-year-old

Whatever the age of your child, it’s important to be consistent when it comes to discipline. If parents don’t stick to the rules and consequences they set up, their kids aren’t likely to either. Here are some ideas about how to vary your approach to discipline to best fit your family. Ages 0 to 2 […]

Disciplining your 2 to 5-year-old

Ages 3 to 5 As your child grows and begins to understand the connection between actions and consequences, make sure you start communicating the rules of your family’s home. Explain to kids what you expect of them before you punish them for a certain behavior. For instance, the first time your 3-year-old uses crayons to […]

Disciplining your 6 to 8-year-old

Ages 6 to 8 Timeouts and consequences are also effective discipline strategies for this age group. Again, consistency is crucial, as is follow-through. Make good on any promises of discipline or else you risk undermining your authority. Kids have to believe that you mean what you say. This is not to say you can’t give […]

Ways to discipline your child

Discipline has to do with civilizing your child so they can live in society. Yet kids repeatedly test their parents’ limits. When it comes to disciplining children, there is no quick fix and no magic bullet. Here are tips on finding that nice balance between disciplining kids without being a drill sergeant or a pushover. […]

Kids won’t listen? Here is how to get them to hear you…

A  common parenting complaint time and time again you hear parents say is “my kids just won’t listen!” So what do you do when you have tried explaining, reasoning, reminding, distracting, ignoring, punishing, shaming, bribing — and even begging — but nothing works? Below are some proven techniques to get parents to really start thinking […]

Tools for toddler discipline

Teaching right from wrong at a young age is difficult, but essential.  Here are some tools to help you through this process. Guide the little hands Exploring hands are always looking for things to handle, so give the young explorer word associations to help him sort out what he may touch. Try “yes touch” for […]

Teach your kids not to bully

  Take bullying seriously: Make sure your kids understand that you will not tolerate bullying at home or anywhere else. Teach kids to treat others with respect and kindness. Teach your child that it is wrong to ridicule differences (i.e., race, religion, appearance, special needs, gender, economic status) and try to instill a sense of […]