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what's the most effective way to discipline my children without inflicting fear?

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Dr. Donald Gieck
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Time out: When children get to about 3 years, use of timeouts can be effective - a non punitive approach. Prior to this age distraction or "positive timeouts" may be useful. Timeouts require a calm and consistent approach. If you would like brief training talk to your pediatrician or seek a child/family psychologist. Also see the link for more info: http://pal.ua.edu/discipline/time_out.php
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Expectations: for behavior should be realistic for age and setting. Prepare children for outings, let them know what you expect and keep it simple. If a child is hungry, tired, not feeling well or temperamentally sensitive, behavior may to be poor in certain settings eg., crowded places, school events, movies, even family gatherings. Try to be flexible at those times. Maybe get parenting help if you're stuck.

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