• Babies and Toddlers
    Disciplining Toddlers
    Have a Positive Influence on Your Toddler's Behavior
    Have a Positive Influence on Your Toddler's Behavior Bribes and rewards, punishments and threats don't work at this age. So if you want your toddler to behave in a certain way, you'll have to resort to trickery (though some might call it "guida...
  • Kids
    Table Manners
    Manners and Mealtime Just Don't Mix
    Manners and Mealtime Just Don't Mix Q-tip Most toddlers (and preschoolers) do not have very exotic tastes. So if you and your partner prefer foods that your child doesn't like, try to make something simpler for him. Mealtime for toddlers is nev...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Disciplining Toddlers
    Punishment and Toddlers: What Doesn't Work
    Punishment and Toddlers: What Doesn't Work What punishments are appropriate for a one-year-old? Let's take a look at two strategies that don't work very well with young toddlers: Time-outs (separating your child from the site and circumstances...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Disciplining Toddlers
    Understanding Your Toddler's "Bad" Behavior
    Understanding Your Toddler's "Bad" Behavior Because your child does not yet know the difference between "good" and "bad," it's not fair or reasonable to discipline her as if she did (that will come later). If you try punishing or threatening y...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Disciplining Toddlers
    Disciplining Your Toddler
    Disciplining Your Toddler Good disciplinary techniques are constructive. The best thing to do when your child decides to become temporarily psychotic (that is, when she pitches a tantrum) is to do nothing. If you happen to be in a public place ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Disciplining Toddlers
    Disciplining Toddlers
    You can expect a normal toddler to increasingly test her autonomy and independence. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Disciplining Toddlers
    Does a Two-Year-Old Understand Being Sorry?
    Two-year-olds do not yet have a hard-wired, internalized conscience. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tantrums
    Disciplining a Two-Year-Old
    Is tantrum-like behavior in a toddler normal, or is it a sign of trouble? ...
  • Kids
    Behavioral Problems
    My Toddler Hits Me
    Read about several approaches you can take to help your child learn to control his frustrations and anger and develop self-control. ...
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    Scolding Without Shouting?
    It is normal for children to test limits and try to get their way, as they shape their independent personality. ...