1. Toddlers
  2. Behaviour

Toddler discipline

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    Discipline strategies for children

    Wondering how to discipline children? This practical guide explains how to use discipline strategies as part of a loving relationship with your child.

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    Punishment and children

    Punishment is one way to deal with challenging behaviour in children. It doesn’t usually work by itself and is best combined with more positive strategies.

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    Smacking isn’t good for children’s wellbeing and doesn’t teach them how to behave. You can use smacking alternatives, like loss of privilege and time-out.

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    When you feel you might hurt your child

    Children have the right to be safe and protected from child abuse. If you can’t cope as a parent and feel you might hurt your child, you need to get help.

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