popular topics in behavior and discipline

  • mom disciplining daughter in store
    Kids
    An Age-by-Age Guide to Setting Discipline Consequences for Kids
    Disciplining children is never fun for you, or your child. There’s so many questions surrounding the topic of discipline, such as: At what age should you start taking away technology? Or at what age is time-out no longer effective? Experts chim...
    Rachel Sokol
  • A child playing on an ipad with her grandmother
    Kids
    Children Spend Half of Their Time With Grandparents In Front of a Screen
    Children under their grandparents’ care spend about half of that time on screens, according to a new study. The amount of screen time that grandparents’ allow exceeds the current recommendations by twofold.  Researchers looked at how childr...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Kids
    Stealing
    Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It
    Why Kids Steal -- and What to Do About It Point 1: Kids steal. Little kids steal a lot—from poor impulse control. It's a developmental stage; they want it, they take it. Older kids often steal, too. Your child is probably not evil or destined ...
  • Teenager texting
    Teens
    A Parent's Guide to the Latest Teen Slang in 2019
    You binge watch Netflix (even the teen shows if you’re being truthful), you still go out to see live music with friends, and you interact with teens enough that you feel like you have a decent understanding of teens and how they communicate the...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • toddler having a meltdown
    Kids
    8 Calming Phrases To Say To Your Child Having a Meltdown
    Any parent knows the impending sense of dread that starts to rise as children throw themselves down ready for what is likely to be the next major meltdown. Little people learning how to navigate big feelings can get to the best of us. As you try ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • toddler using iphone at restaurant
    Behavior and Discipline
    I Give My Kids an iPad or Phone at Restaurants and I Am Not Ashamed
    Whenever I get ready to take my son out to dinner, there are two things I make sure of. One is that he has a small toy or two to carry, and the other is that my phone is charged. Because I know that at some point during the meal, I’m going to h...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    Handling an Attention-Seeking Child
    Handling an Attention-Seeking Child"Mommy, come here and see my picture." "It's very nice, Sarah." "I can't find the blue crayon." "It's right here." "I can't find the green one." "Here it is." "I don't want to color. I want to paint." "I'll get ...
  • child using ipad while dining out
    Behavior and Discipline
    It's Time to Ditch the iPads When Dining Out
    The idea of a family dinner out at a restaurant sounds so appealing in theory. Eating out can be a way to celebrate a special occasion, to get in some quality time as a family, or to explore a new area when traveling. The reality of dining out wi...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • child having a tantrum
    Behavior and Discipline
    How To Help Your Child During a Meltdown or Tantrum
    Are you currently walking in the space in parenthood where your child is a tiny dictator, as fragile as egg shells and as unpredictable as New England weather? Have there been moments that you were convinced your sweet angel had actually been po...
    HeHe Stewart
  • Stop public tantrums and tears with these 5 strategies
    Behavior and Discipline
    Discipline Strategies: 5 Simple Steps to Stop Meltdowns in Public
    Got drama? Welcome to the club. Sometimes it feels like every time you hit the grocery store or grandma's house, your kids take it as a cue to unleash their inner beast. To keep tantrums and bad behavior in check, you need two things: patience, a...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • The Best Children
    Dealing With Bullies
    11 Children's Books About Bullying, Teasing & Empathy
    Bullying is a serious issue, and reading children's books on the topic can help kids understand it better and have healthier relationships with their peers. Whether your child has been a victim of bullying or a participant in bullying or he just ...
    Erin Dower
  • How to discipline your toddler when they
    Behavior and Discipline
    How to Discipline Your Toddler Anywhere: 10 Simple Ways to Handle Your Child's Tantrum
    It's inevitable - you have a cart full of groceries, winding your way through the aisles of the store, when your sweet, gentle toddler decides to throw a raging tantrum. Knowing how to discipline your toddler in public can be tricky, especially ...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Are you over-parenting your child
    Parenting Style
    8 Signs You Might Be Over-Parenting Your Child
    Is your child a coddled kid and you don't even know it? Research published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies has found that over-parented children show less autonomy, competence, and ability to relate to others as teens, which can result...
  • boy playing video game alone
    Kids and Violence
    7 Ways to Curb Kids' Exposure to Violence
    Did you know that U.S. children are more likely to be exposed to violence than adults? According to the U.S. Department of Justice, most American children are regularly exposed to violence — in the media, at home, in school, and in their commun...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Yelling
    Avoiding Arguments and Power Struggles with Your Kids
    Avoiding Arguments and Power Struggles with Your Kids"Can I spend the night at Corey's house?" "Not tonight, I'd like you to stay home with us." "I haven't gone to Corey's in over a month." "Not tonight, please." "There's nothing to do here. It's...
  • School Forms Printables
    "Bullying Stops Here" Printable Pledge
    Kids can play a big role in preventing bullying. Review these six steps children and teens can take to play an active role in ending bullying, and have them sign the pledge. For more information, go to StopBullying.gov or the National Bullying Pr...
  • Dealing With Bullies
    11 Warning Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied
    Recent tragic events in the news have again brought to light how serious and devastating bullying can be. Aside from physical abuse, bullying can also include verbal abuse (taunting, teasing, and name-calling), emotional abuse (making someone the...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Style
    9 Surprising Ways You Might Be Over-Parenting Your Child
    Is your child a coddled kid and you don't even know it? In today's society, "helicopter parenting," or the tendency for parents to hover and help their child even when they are capable of acting alone, is a growing — and perhaps detrimental —...
    Lindsay Hutton