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Four Strategies for Disciplining Toddlers That Actually Work

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It can be especially frustrating for working parents when the interactions we have with our toddlers feel negative, but there are ways to stay on a (mostly) positive track.

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Your toddler has some pretty big ups and downs—one minute she’s counting to 20 like a genius and the next she’s got her brother in a headlock because he stole a goldfish from her. Sure, she’s figuring out boundaries and “asserting her independence,” but how can you change those lessons from destructive to constructive? Let’s talk about a range of discipline techniques to help you out.

1. Try Timeouts

Because they

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