I suggest reading Positive Discipline for Preschoolers. Great book for practical applications. Remember to always give them choices: "Either you stop jumping on the sofa, or I'm going to go to my room to cool off, and locking the door behind me. One. Two. Three. OK, you're still jumping -- I'm outta here." Remember, you can't make them do anything. You can only make the consequences dire enough that they choose to change their behavior.
1/15/11 at 8:24pm