Discipline

Focus on the Family Commentary

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Principles Not Rules

Here's a question: Do you, as a parent, make a lot of rules for your kids? Now, rules are important. But sometimes parents think of them as a foolproof way to corral an unruly child and transform him into a mature young person.

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A child is in timeout and rests his face against his knees, as if in shame.

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Why Kids Misbehave

Here are three ways parents encourage their kids to misbehave.

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A toddler pouting while sitting in time out

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When Children Become Angry

Learn more about the different forms of anger, what they indicate and how a parent can deal with each type.

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A little boy looks sad at the dinner table

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Creative Discipline Ideas

Try these discipline ideas from the book <​em>Creative Correction<​/em>!

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This is a close-up of a young lad's face as he looks directly into the camera with a pensive glance.

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Approaches to Discipline

Parents develop expectations for their child's behavior based on age. However, there are factors to keep in mind.

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4 Secrets to Successfully Handling Behavior Problems

This article series contains clever tips and proven discipline approaches for all stages of childhood from leading child psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman.

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Reuben Hill study grid

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Effective Child Discipline

How do you get your children to obey, and what should you do when they won't?

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