Discipline: How to get Kids to Listen without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

I truly believe that by having a child, I’ve learned a lot about myself and how to have more patience. Children really know how to keep pushing to see what you’ll do, don’t they? (Sometimes,even more so than adults.) And yes sometimes, it just gets to be too much. That’s when I declare the earlier-than-early-bedtime, and pull out my secret stash of chocolate chip cookies. lol.
So lucky for me I’ve found a new friend, Amy McCready.  She’s been on all the talk shows (even Rachel Ray!) and has many years of experience helping parents enjoy parenting. She is just a wonderful person and we chatted on the phone. (I get tired of communicating via the computer, so I just called her to chat the old fashioned way…on the phone. ) Amy and I have worked to create an opportunity for you. She presents a webinar for parents and I would like to share that with you. I think that she has some wonderful tools to help us all be better parents and caregivers, especially at those points when we have run out of clever answers to the constant questions, and when we are just so tired we don’t know what to say or do.
So, Amy is going to do a special webinar for us. yay! Here are the details. Sign up and mark your calendars so you don’t forget! I’ll be there too!
Toddlers Discipline: Get kids to listen without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling (www.toddlertoddler.com)
Special Webinar for Toddler Toddler on
Thursday, Oct 25 at 9:00pm (EST) USA (NEW DATE!)
Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling
  • If you’re tired of nagging, reminding and yelling to get kids to listen – this session is for you!
  • Learn easy to implement strategies to correct misbehavior and reclaim the calm voice you had before kids.
  • Discover proven tools for your most frustrating discipline dilemmas including the 5 R’s of Fair & Effective Consequences.
So all you need is your computer. (No webcam required.) You’ll see and hear Amy on your screen and you can even ask questions and she’ll make them part of the presentation. Parents RAVE about this session. I’ve already used some of the tips I learned from Amy!
Click here to RSVP today (past webinars filled up FAST!) and then kick back and learn from the comfort of your home.
Webinar seating will be limited so learn more and RSVP now! I’ll look forward to welcoming you. ( Feel free to share with friends and family.)
Amy McCready - Positive Parenting Solutions
Here’s Amy McCready’s Bio (Isn’t she so pretty? :) :
Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and a “recovering yeller.” She is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online course and is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere. In her most important role, she is mom to two teenage boys.
Comment below if you think you plan to attend or if you have a question/comment about the webinar or topic!

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  1. Kathleen Palovchik says:

    I’d like to be entered, please. :o)

  2. Hopefully I can learn something from this! My toddler pushes me everyday at lunch and supper. I don’t know what to do anymore!

  3. I will be tuning in along with my husband. We have a almost 4 year old and he is an only child. He whines a lot over everything. I have started ignoring him until he can talk to me without crying. My husband is losing patience with him very easy now. I would like to know what it is we can do to stop the whining and more listening on my sons part?

  4. I could definitely use some help with my 3 year old. He is having a very hard time listening lately!

  5. Looking forward to this as a parent and caregiver, can wait for more tools to place in my toolbox.

  6. I will be listening. My daughter is starting to not listen to me in places where she is excited to be at and comfortable, like the library. However, that seems to be the place I clam up too and don’t know how to talk to her at a place where we need to be quiet and there is nowhere to escape.

  7. My almost 4 yr old has realy come out of her “Shy” stage but along with that she seems to not be listening and “minding” us as well as int he past. She also cries/whines as her first response to anything not going her way. I keep telling myself its a phase but its hard to stay patient !

  8. Have boy triplets and looking forward to hearing some tips. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Kwuzilx atkwa Kelhmin says:

    i plan on attending it sounds interesting. but just in case im too busy.will we be able to view the tips after?

  10. Reian Abdin says:

    I’ll be tuning in! I have a little boy and he is already testing me! We repeat over and over and I try my best not to only say “NO”. I’m looking forward to learning some tips!

  11. Sarah Marostica says:

    Wow, this sounds great! =)

  12. looking forward to new creative strategies

  13. Kathleen says:

    Looking forward to this. I need to know what to do when toddler thinks “no” means “do it again/faster/harder” and not “STOP DOING THAT” lol

  14. My patience seems to be on vacation lately! My 4 year old daughter pushes me almost to the breaking point some days. Really looking forward to this!

  15. Just one says:

    I plan on attending.
    I would love some advice on how to discipline kids of different ages and be fair at the same time. I have 3 girls 4yrs (5 in a few weeks) 2yrs (3 a month after the big sister) and a 21week old. With the big girls I find it hard having the same rules with consequences that are fair for both of them

  16. I am looking forward to this webinar. I am really starting to lose patience with my almost 3 year old and I am expecting so I would love to find new strategies other than the good old yelling lol.

  17. I just registered and am so excited! We have an almost 3 year old (that’s sounds crazy to me!) and a 1 week old, so transition has been nuts. Lots of ups and downs with a lot of not listening issues. Can’t wait to learn some tools that will help with our parenting?

  18. Maribel Carvajal says:

    Thank you for organizing this webinar, very interesting topic.

  19. Positive and effective discipline without nagging, reminding, or yelling? Yes, please!

  20. Im looking forward to it. Love to have few tips n ideas.

  21. all signed up :)

  22. I LOVE Amy! I have her book and a few of her ideas have been amazing. My two year old and I have fewer power struggles.
    I would love to be entered in a giveaway. Thank you!

  23. I’m excited for something I can really use!!

  24. Jennifer Vigilia says:

    I would love to join, I am a mother of 3 very active boys, me and my husband yell a lot. We always lose our patience in them because we cannot get them to listen, and realised that yelling and nagging was never effective. Hoping this webinar would help us learn new ways on how to get them to listen… :)

  25. Kerstin says:

    I just RSVP’d – maybe this will help me handle my 2 1/2 year olds pre-nap meltdowns. Ugh!!!!! I yell at her for yelling….oye!

  26. Sally Sims says:

    I am rsvp’ing as soon as I post this. Thanks

  27. Julie H. says:

    The timing on this is so perfect! My son will be two on July 13th and he is already pushing the limits as often as he can. The worst part? He’s so darn cute when he does it that my husband and I have a hard time maintaining composure and not giving in. Thanks for this great offer!!

  28. Jennifer says:

    I’ll be attending with my husband. I tend to be more loud and quick tempered while my husband is more even tempered. The kids recognize this and have started to not listen to me as quickly. I don’t want to continue this cycle of getting louder and louder. It will be good to hear steps to make this easier. :)

  29. Lou fufu says:

    I am just reaching this stage, fun innit!! Please enter me into the competition :)

  30. This looks very interesting. I’ll be attending.

  31. Christine says:

    I am looking forward to getting some tips.

  32. Julie Davis says:

    Is this US or Australian time??
    Very interested. Thanks

  33. Regina Lu says:

    I am a mother of a 3 year old daughter and a preschool teacher teaching nursery level. i think this would really help me know how to become an effective parent in terms of disciplining my child as well as an effective classroom manager :)

  34. Regina Lu says:

    ohhhh too bad i cant watch it because i have class during this time.. by the way, i’m from the Philippines. hope i can join next time or you can send me a copy of this. i’m really interested.

  35. I registered. we are in the constant questions stage with our four year old. lots if ” I will not” responses from him. hoping to learn some effective tips.

  36. Looking forward to attending, my husband and I struggle with this issue with all 3 of our kids, especially with our soon to be 12 yr old! It will be good to take some tools away from this.

  37. I plan on attending and would love to be entered!

  38. I’m excited to attend!

  39. Kirsten says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait for all the helpful advice!

  40. marweyah carolissen says:

    as a mother of 36 with sons of 15,7 and 10months and a daughter of 10yrs i desperately NEED URGENT HELP WITH DICIPLINNING THEM,because the 1mimicks what the other does

  41. would love to attend but will be just starting out on vacation. Hope you will do it again sometime.

  42. Debra Vinton says:

    I am planning on it. Always open to new ideas and strategies. I work with 3 – 4 year olds. Love it!!!!!

  43. Heather C says:

    Lookin forward to it! It’s gotten to the point of threatening to find them new homes.

  44. I will be on vacation during this webinar but will definitely take time out to tune in! I have 3 boys who fight constantly and nothing seems to work!

  45. I’m attending so I can find some answers on how to deal with my kids.

  46. Amanda Essig says:

    This sounds fantastic!! I am going to try my hardest to make it, I have another meeting at 7 so I am hoping to get back in time!!

  47. Rachelle says:

    We’re hitting the terrible twos fullforce so far, and I’d like to nip it in the bud.

  48. Heather says:

    I am signed up for the webinar and can’t wait! I’m going to ask how to calm a screaming toddler.

  49. Yes, looking forward to it!!

  50. I have a 2 year old. It will be nice to get some new ideas for now and the future :)

  51. Heather Barnes says:

    I will definitely be listening. I’m so tired of having to tell my 4 year old everything multiple times just to be heard.

  52. Will be joining

  53. I would love to join in but have plans that evening. Is there any other time or way to get the information? Thanks!

  54. Alexndra says:

    I’ll be tuning in for some tips for my three year old :)

  55. Suzy Hiebert says:

    Hi, I’d like to be entered please :-)

  56. I will be driving to Missouri for a family vacation during this webinar so I will not have access to a computer. Will it be recorded so I could listen to it later? I would really like to hear this info! Thanks!

  57. Who doesn’t need tips?!

  58. Marijke says:

    I have a 3 1/2 year old (plus a 9 month old son) My daughter does not listen. everything has to be asked 2-3 times and more. I’ve tried reward charts and asking once then counting, if I get to 3 she goes into time out. She never gets there but I’m sick of asking and constantly having to count. She does not listen to any instructions, from all the small stuff to the big stuff! I am so over it.. I really hope I get some useful tips from this session.. I have nothing left!

  59. Cortney Jones says:

    My 4 year old son has a hard time listening. I have a hard time encouraging him when he is being good. It is a loose loose all around. I want to learn how to give real life consequences but also be compassionate. I haven’t quite figured that out yet.

  60. Nicki t says:

    Plan to attend!! :)

  61. With 4 kids under 7, I need all the help I can get! I hope there’s room for me!

  62. I’d love some tips to avoid repeating myself and getting to that point where all I can think to do is yell.

  63. I entered! Im excited for the webinar.

  64. Just entered the webinar!

  65. I plan to attend. I have no idea how to deal with a kid who just completely ignores me all together and if he isn’t ignoring me, he is talking back. I have tried different techniques, and they work sometimes or for a short while, but we always end up back where we started. Am I the only parent to resorts to picking him up and dropping him in his room and shutting the door? Sometimes it is all I can do because I need a break from the constant battles. I feel like all i do is nag or threaten or bribe. Obviously they don’t work.

  66. Anika Adams says:

    so what i need! i have 4 4 and under (oldest is almost 5) annd i swear my boys (4 and 2) are pros at ignoring me.

  67. I am so happy to find some help. I have realized with my two step children, and two small children of my own, I have no clue how to be a parent. I do almost everything wrong, and I can not wait to hear some tips on how to get control of my home back. Thank you for doing this. I can not wait

  68. Bronwyn says:

    My hubby has been away on business so I think I need a refresher in this area!

  69. This sounds really great!

  70. Vanessa says:

    I am a mother of 4 and very interested to hear what she has to say!

  71. I didn’t see this until now. ACK! Was it recorded? Can I still listen to the advice somewhere?

  72. Cathy Johnston says:

    I missed the one tonight, will there be another one anytime soon?

  73. Valerie K says:

    Oh no! I’m in class that day (and it’s a six week physics course… I can’t miss any days). Is there going to be another one? My soon-to-be 3yr old is being a very “boundary pushing” kind of boy these last few months (as children will be) but a calm approach would be awesome! Please let me know if another session will be held.

  74. cherylyn pacheco says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

  75. I have three boys ages 7 , 3 and 1. Our house can get pretty wild. I’d love some tips on positive discipline.

  76. Chrissy says:

    I would love to participate, but I won’t be home that evening (Vacation Bible School at our church ends that evening). Is there any way to receive a copy of the webinar afterwards?


  77. Stacey Leimbach says:

    Looking forward to this!! I’m sure my kids will appreciate it too

  78. Kimberly says:

    Looking forward to learning how to get my kiddos to listen better!!!!

  79. Looking forward to the webinar and the information. Hopefully it will give me some tools to deal with my 4 kids (ages 4, 5, 7, 9). Honestly, most of the time they drive me crazy! I’m exhausted by fussing at them all the time. I really want to be able to calm down and relax and enjoy them the way I did when they were babies. Right now, they don’t listen, I have to repeat myself over and over and over. I yell all the time it seems. And I only relax once they go to bed.

  80. Caitlin kay says:

    My little girl is only 6 months old. But she will be pushing buttons soon enough! I look forward to tips on better parenting without yelling or nagging!

  81. Caitlin kay says:

    Id like to be entered into your drawings (my email was wrong on my original post but correct on this one)

  82. nicole mcclain says:

    I really am hoping I can get something from this webinar! I have having the worst time with my 3 yr old. He has very bad anger issues, yelling, hitting, not listening! My 10 yr old talks back, doesn’t do what I say. We are constantly yelling fighting and arguing!!!

  83. Michelle says:

    I would like to be entered. I have 3 girls, age; 4, 3 and 9 months. With one on the way!

  84. love your idea for the parents! Affective conversation is essential to let kids know you care. Escalating your voice doesn’t educate children!!

  85. Chris N says:

    I’m looking forward to the webinar. I have a very active 18 month old boy who occasionally pushes my buttons. I want to start the wonderful journey of parenthood on the right foot.

  86. Shirley says:

    This sounds great! I am nana raising two grandaughters. One is 6 and the other one is turning 5 on July 27. She is on the lower end of the autisum scale and can be very challenging at times. I am looking forward to any ideas that will help me be able to deal better. They are both precious and I want them to have balance in their life and be able to work problems out in a calm manner.

  87. Cant wait for this! New info and strategies are always appreciated

  88. Ashley Nelson says:

    Very excited for this webinar and getting some much needed tips on parenting!! I’d love to be entered as well! Thank you!

  89. This is exactly what I need right now! Help!!

  90. Melanie says:

    We will definitely tune in!

  91. I can’t wait to hear how to get my kids to listen to me all of the time!!

  92. Angelina says:

    It’s full! I’m so sad, I’ll have to check back to see if they are doing another one

  93. Coralee says:

    Tried to register via the link and said it was unavailable….I guess it’s all full? Sad. Sounds like it would be a great webinar!

  94. Brittany says:

    Aw, I would have loved to register too! Hope they do another one or re-run it!

  95. I plan to attend! This sounds great and I am totally struggling with this right now!

  96. This is just what I needed as I am struggling with this now. I am looking forward to it.

  97. Looking forward to some tips on how to get my 3 year old to listen!

  98. Melissa says:

    So glad you added another date. Can’t wait to learn some great tips to become a calmer, more effective parent.

  99. Samantha Amos says:

    Hi, As with many others I will not be available to view the webnair at this time. Can we view the webinar at another time?

  100. I’m desperate to learn how. Unfortunately that day and time won’t work for me, it’d be great if I can watch at a later time. Please advise if that’ll become available. Thanks.

  101. Lauren Burris says:

    Definitely looking for some positive ways to communicate with my three year old. He is a feisty one and his little brother is learning his tricks WAY too fast. ;-)

  102. Definitely looking for some tips/help in not yelling and having positive relationships with my girls that are more happy!

  103. Just signed up for the July 24th webinar. Looking forward to learning how to stop nagging and become a positive role model for my daughter. They learn how to behave by watching us and I want learn healthier ways to communicate with her so she will use these skills when she has kids of her own WAY in the future:)).

  104. Just signed up! Hoping to learn some great tips for dealing with my back talking 6 year old son! Excited for this webinar!

  105. I’m going to be out of town that week. Will the webinar be posted online for future reference, or will there be another webinar in the upcoming future? Thanks!

  106. Please I need help! I have a 2 year old and a 5 year old and they are driving me insane! I yell at them a lot and the youngest doesn’t even care. He thinks it’s so funny when mommy is angry or when I am desperate to make him behave (like when he wants to run in a restaurant or throw or the books of the shelves in the bookstore). I would love to attend! I’ve been reading a lot about how to make them behave and nothing works, lately I’ve been just praying to God so he can give me more patience. I don’t want them remembering how much I yelled at them.

  107. What perfect timing! My husband and I were just talking about how we need to discuss how we will discipline our 2 year old, who is just beginning to push our buttons. Thank you for offering this!

  108. This topic has been on my mind a lot. My Husband and I struggle with losing our tempers with our screaming 2 year old. I’ve never attended a webinar before, and I don’t know if my internet connection is good enough. I am interested. Is there a charge?

  109. I am very interested to learn how to win the negotiating with my 3 year old without nagging and feeling frustrated.

  110. Will this be available to watch after this date? We will be traveling all day on the 24th.

  111. Angela H says:

    My children are 18 months apart. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and my son just turned 1 a few weeks ago. They get along pretty well, but I am having a lot of trouble getting my 2 year old to focus on simple tasks, especially when she has to clean up. She doesnt listen and sadly, I often resort to yelling at her and sometimes my 1 year old because i get so frustrated. My biggest issue feels like it is spending quality time with both of them, they are on such different levels. I feel like if I could just spend a little more one on one time with both of them, we would all be happier. Are there any hands on activities I can do with both of them?

  112. Marthalynn says:

    I attended this webinar when my son was born and remember thinking it was fantastic. Now that he’s 2, I’m going to attend again because I’m sure I’ll get so much more out of it this time! Thank you for hosting this!!

  113. Whitney says:

    I need to watch this!!

  114. Tonya Jensen says:

    I’ll be there.

  115. I want to be entered in the giveaway drawing. Also, my 3 year old son has very selective hearing. I don’t like raising my voice, what can I do?

  116. Corrynn Bradford says:

    I’m attending!!!

  117. I just signed up! Im so excited to participate in this webinar! I always feel so horrible when I have to resort to yelling, but when they don’t mind its so frustrating!!

  118. Jennifer says:

    If we would live to hear this webinar but have to work (I work 7pm to 7am) will there be an oPtion to view this later?

  119. Sarah W says:

    I plan on listening to this webinar tomorrow. I have a pretty advanced 15 month old who constantly challenges me, and I definitely need a sanity saver-one that doesn’t involve drinking a pop after plopping him in bed and devouring cookies to calm down.

  120. I had this page open in my browser for a few days before I finally got a chance to read it. I read it the morning of the 25th!! Too late for the webinar! Dang-it!
    Anybody know if there’s a way to watch a recorded version or something? For free?

  121. I just saw this now. Unless there is another webinar coming up soon, will you please post the information from the webinar on the website. That way it’s available for those that had no idea about it to still get information. Please??

  122. Holli Meece says:

    I just saw this on pinterest and would be very interested if Amy is offering future webinars. What a great way to get the word out and without traveling:))

  123. Hi Hollie,

    We have just recently planned another webinar for Oct 25. Stay tuned for more details! :) ~Jennifer

  124. This sounds very interesting. I am always looking for ways to get my 22 month old son to listen to me.It seems like he doesn’t care what I’m saying until I’m not calm anymore!

  125. Pamela Jackson says:

    Do you get ceu credit if you attend a webinar.I plan on attending regardless but it would be nice since I am a early childhood professional. Thanks for all you do. Pamela Jackson

  126. Missi Winter says:

    Any advice for the single parent of an eleven year old girl? Please!!!!

  127. I want to attend this webinar!! Please have another one soon! Does it cost? Thank you!