By janna tilbrook - Posted on Nov 9, 2011 5 4 Just pick a method of discipline that you are comfortable with and ALWAYS follow through! But at the same time pick your battles, use your discipline for when there doing something bad not just cheeky. I find because my 3yo girl is quite sensitive it helps her if I explaine the situation to her afterwards because they understand more than u think. Good luck 3 By aliza back - commented on Nov 10, 2011 13 13 I think you mentioned two very important points. Without follow through nothing will work, no matter what methods of discipline you choose. And picking your battles is huge. If you over-discipline than the toddler will stop taking you seriously. In addition kids need positive reinforcement when they do listen the first time. I try to always tell me son how happy, poud, ect it makes me when he listens so nicely.