jimmys asks:

i have twin boys at 4 years soon 5  but one duse not listin to any thing i say im the father but i was away from home for 3 months what do you think

In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



Aug 11, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Discipline is never easy since it is a whole system of teaching children how to function in the family and society in general.  Since children have different temperaments, it may be easier to discipline one child versus another.

First of all, treat both children the same.  Both need to know what rules there are in the house and what consequences there will be for not following those rules. Children who know what is expected of them tend to behave better.  

Second of all, be consistent.  Enforce the consequences for not following the rules EVERY time.  If you give in only once, the battle is lost.  

Third of all, use positive reinforcement: a lot of praise for the good behaviors your sons engage in.  That will motivate them to behave in a way that leads to getting your positive attention.  

Please read this article about practicing healthy discipline:


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