1:17 AM jtcoe0001: Hello,
Before I get started I would kindly ask that when you ask for advice, give as much relevant detail as possible. This will give you the best advice over the long term. On to the advice...
Children can be hard to handle sometimes as I'm sure you know. When getting your child to stop screaming, you must be clear that you will not allow it and that consequences will occur if unwanted behavior is continued. I am assuming this child is 3-6 years of age. If so this advice applies, if the child is younger I would work around their screaming until they are old enough to be reasonably disciplined (discipline does not mean spanking).
When most people advise disciplining your child, they mean spanking. I do not advocate spanking personally because of the research I have done on the topic. The different forms of discipline I would suggest would include:
1. Directly telling them no (not in a mean, angry, or loud way). Simply looking at your child in the eyes and say, "(insert their name), you cannot do (insert whatever they are doing) because (tell them why). If you do it again you will have to go to time out (insert the discipline they will receive)."
2. Taking away something they enjoy, such as dessert or electronics and then letting them know the reason why it is being taken.
3. Time out, with a stern warning and clear explanation of why they are being placed in time out. This time out is void of all toys and should not last longer than 10 minuets for a child within the ages of 3-6.
Lastly, I would say that the most important thing to give your child that will enhance their life the most is your love. Unconditional love from parents leads to the best upbringing one can have. Your child did not choose you as a parent and so you have a great responsibility to them to be the best mom/dad you can be.
I wish you the best of luck in all regards,
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