Toddler Discipline Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • tantrums and ipads

    IPAD Tantrum

    My Child Has a Tantrum Whenever I Take The IPAD Away. What can I do to Stop this Behavior? This is a question we hear frequently. In fact, we named our book Toddlers ON Technology to emphasize the addictive appeal of digital devices. This is true for all ages, including teenagers and grown-ups. (I have […]

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  • Parenting Advice from a Non-Parent

    Parenting Advice from a Non-Parent

    As a pediatric resident, I have families come into clinic on a daily basis with questions about parenting.  How do I discipline my child?  How do I get them to eat their vegetables?  How do I get them to stay in their own bed at night?   My question is: where does it say in the […]

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  • How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby

    How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby

    If you have a young child at home and you are expecting your second you’re probably wondering how to help ease the transition into life with a new baby. Your toddler is used to having your undivided attention and now she has to share it with someone new.  This transition phase can be challenging for […]

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    Monkey See, Monkey Do Principle of Parenting

    What are you teaching your kids? You may be shocked to realize much of your child’s behavior, whether appropriate or not, is connected to how you parent. Parenting is the toughest job you will ever have. What other job requires you to supervise, protect, teach, encourage, love, provide for, and use empathy, thoughtfulness, kindness, patience […]

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  • Throwing Fits

    Throwing Fits

    My daughter is 3 years old and has allergies. I have been divorced for about a year and a half and she has been throwing horrible fits for about as long. She hits, bites, pinches, and kicks. I have…

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  • Hitting and Biting

    Hitting and Biting

    My 3-year-old son constantly hits and bites (more clothing than skin, but sometimes skin) and pulls hair. He has a hard time listening. We’ve tried several disciplinary actions (time-out, holding time-out) but nothing works and sometimes he smirks! What…

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  • Disruptive Behavior

    Disruptive Behavior

    My 3-year-old is very disruptive of other children’s play. How do I help her respect other people’s personal space and boundaries? Telling her not to do something makes her very angry. Also, she seems to have a lot of…

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  • Saying No

    Saying “No”

    My sister has a very curious 10-month-old. He’s always getting into things that he shouldn’t. How do we teach him “no” without scaring him from exploring?

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  • Tantrums

    Tantrums: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Temper tantrums, Emotional storms Introduction to tantrums: When your child kicks and screams at not getting his way, the outburst often seems to come at the least opportune times: during grocery shopping, when you’re on the phone, when you’re trying to get out the door, trying to make dinner, or at a family […]

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  • Ownership and Sharing Rules

    Ownership and Sharing Rules

    For my children, we have three rules of sharing to help teach respect:

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