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Your Child is Not the Enemy

Your Child Is Not Your Enemy

Here are eight ways we can fight for, not against, our children in their hard-to-handle moments.

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Discipline for the Strong Willed Child

My son, Aaron, taught me valuable lessons on how to choose my battles … and win them.

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Disciplining Your Children Is Challenging, but Vital

Seeing the fruit of correcting your children requires delayed gratification.

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Discipline and Trust Go Hand in Hand

Just as failing to discipline your children will lead them to running the house, failing to trust your children will lead them to leaving the house.

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Q&A: Disciplining a Child in Public

Letting your child know your expectations before you go out in public together can act as a deterrent to inappropriate behavior.

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Disciplining Your Children Without Losing Your Cool

Six guidelines for controlling your emotions while correcting your kids.

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Administering Discipline for Attitude Problems

What worked yesterday with a child may not work today, and you have to be flexible

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Q&A: Discipline for an Older Child

What’s the best way to discipline my older child? Barbara: The toddler and preschool years are a time to lay the groundwork for behavior and for moral choices in your children. Once you’ve got a problem conquered in your 4-year-old, it’s easy to think, That’s been taken care of, and my child won’t ever do […]

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Q&A: Deciding When to Spank

How do I know when it’s needed and when it isn’t?

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How I Learned About the Value of Consequences

My father loved me enough to let me feel the full extent of my actions.

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The Gumnazo Principle Child Discipline Is a Form of Training

Helping your child practice the right thing to do is just as important as identifying the wrong thing to do.

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Three Cheers for the Meanest Mom

The courageous choice of one mom gives us confidence to also be strong with our teens.

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Q&A: Discipline for a Young Child

What’s the best approach to discipline with my young child? Barbara: When a child is a toddler, he or she is in what I call “the training 2s.” When children are 2-5 years old, I call this the “intense training” stage. During these early years, you will notice your children becoming more defiant and rebellious—more […]

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How to Talk to Your Kids When You Discipline Them

When we discipline our children, we need to use words that have the power to heal and restore.

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Quick Tips for Disciplining Toddlers

Having raised five children, I’ve learned a few things I hope might encourage you.

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The “Forgotten” Part of Discipline

How could a child be happy after being disciplined?

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