So often when children misbehave or are disrespectful, parents just don’t know what to do. When yelling, spankings, grounding or time-outs don’t change the behavior try logical and natural consequences instead. Those are the ones that make sense, and teach the lesson. Those are also often the toughest to come up with when we are frustrated or angry. Think of specific situations that have happened, and how you might have handled them differently or more effectively. Once you begin to use logical consequences, and present them in a calm tone of voice, you will feel more comfortable to use them, again and again. You will also see dramatic results with new and better behavior, probably within days. When your child is out of control, breathe deeply and step into control. Read more about a little boy who was terrorizing his younger sister and challenging all the adults in his family in “It’s always monster madness at home”.