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Discipline 101 - Share your best tips here!

Posted by on Feb. 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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This post is the place for us share advice and experiences on how to discipline our toddlers.

Here are some of the top tips from moms in the group:

1. Be firm and consistent.

2. Follow through on any threats you make.

3. Get down on the child’s level and talk in a soft voice without yelling.

4. Use positive reinforcement and direction. 

5. 123 Magic is a popular techinque. Your child has until the count of three to stop the bad behavior. If you make it to three they receive punishment.

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For more tips on disciplining your toddler:


Please share your best tips here!

by on Feb. 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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RobynS
by Robyn on Feb. 25, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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Be firm and consistent!!

momoftwins_2
by on Feb. 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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consistancy is key. If they can get away with it sometimes and not other times they will learn to play that card.

katie2007709
by on Feb. 25, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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Consistency. Explain in detail more than once have them repeat it back. That helps my 3 yr old. Ex: "we dont hit, it hurts, do u like owies?" She responds "no I wont hit, owies hurt, they make me cry" then we talk about what we can do instead when we are upset
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Sniffles101
by on Feb. 26, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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Everyone discipling has to be consistent, have them tell you what they did wrong, give hugs & kisses, say, "m sorry" and mommy (or daddy) will say we love you. Works every time!

momofone072506
by on Feb. 26, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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spin off question ---- So if your kid is 4 (like mine) and you were NOT consistent and now she is out of control how can you correct the behavior without driving your self (and your neighbors) insane

Cafe Robin
by Group Admin on Feb. 26, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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Quoting momofone072506:

spin off question ---- So if your kid is 4 (like mine) and you were NOT consistent and now she is out of control how can you correct the behavior without driving your self (and your neighbors) insane

Find something that she likes a lot and give her a time out with out that thing - whether it's tv, a playdate or a favorite toy...or something that she's enjoying at the moment.  Let her know that until she's good, stops acting up or does what she's told, she will have to live without it for a while.

When you say that there will be no dessert or no tv because she did something bad, stick with it - don't cave in and give it to her anyway.  At least hold off for a while so she doesn't think she can be bad and get away with it.

starlene23
by on Feb. 27, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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I'm going have to try this i like


Quoting Cafe Robin:

 


Quoting momofone072506:


spin off question ---- So if your kid is 4 (like mine) and you were NOT consistent and now she is out of control how can you correct the behavior without driving your self (and your neighbors) insane


Find something that she likes a lot and give her a time out with out that thing - whether it's tv, a playdate or a favorite toy...or something that she's enjoying at the moment.  Let her know that until she's good, stops acting up or does what she's told, she will have to live without it for a while.


When you say that there will be no dessert or no tv because she did something bad, stick with it - don't cave in and give it to her anyway.  At least hold off for a while so she doesn't think she can be bad and get away with it.


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TygerLily62
by on Mar. 3, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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Be consistant. the corner works wonders for my kids.

MamaSulli2005
by on Mar. 3, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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Well my older two now have Leapsters, as soon as I mention it's going to disappear if the behavior isn't changed they perk right up. On another note I've recently made a list with bad behavior leading to some sort of small chore. It worked the first day. They get a warning for their actions and the next time they do it we go to the list and see what chore they need to do. These chores are things like straightening up the foyer(shoes,coats, etc.), wiping down the table, or helping put their clothes away.

gnoamy
by on Mar. 3, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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Never give in! Consistency is key with toddlers.

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