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Discipline Styles

Discipline is key in parenting. Learn the underlying philosophies of various types of discipline to pick the style that aligns with your family's values.
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Ignore attention seeking behavior and it will go away.
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Boundary-based discipline teaches kids to follow the rules.
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An if...then statement usually puts an end to behavior problems fast.
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Emotion coaching helps kids learn about their feelings.
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There's a big difference between disciplining your children and punishing them.
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Grandma's rule of discipline teaches responsibility.
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Limit your child's TV time.
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Prevent your child from misbehaving.
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Positive reinforcement encourages your child to keep up the good work.
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Taking away a privilege can be one of the most effective teaching tools.
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A simple sticker chart can motivate your child.
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Write out your behavior contract with your child.
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Reward systems motivate kids to do chores.
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Reward your child's good behavior with tokens.
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Time-out can be an effective way to teach kids to behave better.
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Giving in to kids can do more harm than good.
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Use gentle discipline to teach your child how to manage his behavior.
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