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    Effective Parenting: Discipline - Topic Overview

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    It is important to continually learn and practice good parenting techniques, using different discipline strategies as your child grows and develops. All discipline techniques must be age-appropriate so that the child understands the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Babies younger than age 18 months cannot understand these concepts.

    Contact your child's doctor if:

    • You want more information about how to discipline your child.
    • You are having trouble handling your reaction to your child's behavior.
    • Your child's behavior is causing a lot of family stress or other problems.

    You can get other parenting tips from your child's doctor, a local hospital, and national parenting groups.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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