When Time-Out Isn't Working: Alternative Discipline

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Try not to get frustrated when your child doesn't behave well. Instead, learn effective ways to discipline your child.
Air Date: 4/23/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D
Berchelmann-012Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D., is a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, and an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kathleen is the co-founder and director of ChildrensMD, a blog written by five dynamic mom-pediatricians who share their true confessions of trying to apply science and medicine to motherhood. Kathleen and her husband are raising five children.

Dr. Berchelmann is a frequent contributor to health and parenting TV news segments including Fox New’s Happening Now, with Jenna Lee and Jon Scott, and St. Louis stations KTVI (Fox) and KSDK (NBC).

Her written work has been featured in print and online publications including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, and TIME magazine. She has a weekly online question and answer forum on

Follow Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann on Facebook: ChildrensMomDocs, Twitter: @MomDocKathleen and connect with her on Google+ and LinkedIn.
When Time-Out Isn't Working: Alternative Discipline
What is the best way to discipline a child? 

As a parent, one of your jobs to teach your child to behave. While this can take time, it's important to not get frustrated when your child acts up. Instead, learn effective ways to discipline your child.

The experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics have many strategies that work.

Sure, you will have days when it seems impossible to get your child to behave. But there are ways to ease frustration and avoid unnecessary conflict.

Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann shares advice for those times when time-outs don't work and offers suggestions for no-yelling, no-spanking discipline.
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