Dealing with temper tantrums and bad behavior is just part of the daily routine when raising a child, but parents may have difficulty figuring out appropriate punishments and reasonable responses to such acting out, and The National Parenting Center provides helpful advice for those struggling with this issue. They stress the usage of "time-outs", discuss the debates surrounding spanking, and the importance of showing love even while metering out punishments. Throughout, the experts display a level of warmth and calm that will help soothe parents struggling with the issue of discipline.
All children need limits, and that means discipline. But it doesn't always have to mean spankings. One technique the National Parenting Center experts suggest is giving your child a "Time-Out." But what do you do when that doesn't work? When is it time to close a child's door, and what do you do if your child runs away, or bites, or throws a temper tantrum? You'll also hear about the spanking controversy and philosophies about discipline during those Terrible Twos. But keep in mind that the punishment must fit the crime, and the experts offer guidelines for meting out discipline with love. Please note: This is a live speech recording.