The following chart explains why children misbehave and how teachers or other adults should approach each child based on why they are exhibiting the behavior: Positive Discipline emphasizes that effective discipline allows teachers to recognize the reasons why children do what they do rather than merely attempting to change the behavior. With this system, teachers are empowered to dig deeper and help students get to the root of their problems versus just take care of them on the surface.
The Heart of Positive Discipline - teachtrainlove.com
The below resource is an invaluable teaching and parenting tool. It contains a variety of strategies that will help you discipline a child, without having to resort to negative language or harsh punishment that is typically counter-productive. These tips and tricks will help you maintain a happy, healthy, loving environment that teaches and trains children to be independent, self-confident individuals. Pick one or two to try at a time!
Children under the age of three do not understand "no" in the way most parents think they do. "No" is an abstract concept that is in direct opposition to the developmental need of young children to explore their world and to develop their sense of autonomy.
If you can’t stand to stay out of your children’s fights, and decide to become involved, the most effective way is to put your children in the same boat. Do not take sides or try to decide who is at fault.
Parents may not realize that doing too much for children (usually in the name of love) is discouraging. A child may adopt the belief "I’m not capable” when adults insist on doing things for him that he could do himself. Another possible belief is “I am loved only when others are doing things for me.”