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My 3 year old DD is trying my patience (which I don't have much of anyway). I really didn't have a discipline method except no spanking, and some use of time-out (nothing consistent). In crept lots of nagging and begging... frustration. Anyway, I read Biblical Parenting by Crystal Lutton, and I really like what she has to say and her 5 steps. The problem is I don't have the discipline enough to stop my old patterns and try this stuff out consistently enough to see if it works with my DD. For ex. - giving warnings 5 minutes before I expect her to transition into something - sometimes I do when I think about it. Most of the time it's like "Oh, it's time to go. Let's go Deladis... it's time." Sometimes she is okay with that, most of the time she isn't. So, how do you get out of the "doing what you know" and start doing what is better for your child?