Behavior management (tantrums, defiance, whining)

Your 18-month-old won’t stop banging his fork on the table and throwing food on the floor. Your two-year-old hasn't stopped tantruming since Halloween (and it's Thanksgiving!). Your three-year-old has started hitting her brother. And no matter how many times you tell your 4-year-old that he has to brush his teeth, he throws himself on the floor in protest every single time. You are trying to explain to your child why she cannot have five cupcakes in one sitting -- for breakfast -- but it is not working.

Learn evidence-based strategies for managing behavior in ways that match your individual parenting style and meet the specific needs of your family.