Hi Mary, Martha, and Manuel,

My kids are now at the age where they can interact with grown-ups and other kids alike. They now also have ways of expressing their emotions to other people including whenever they are upset about something. At the ages of 1 and 3, how do I slowly introduce discipline to tame potential anger or disobedience issues?

For example, my son is very strong willed and often throws himself around the room if he’s really upset or hits objects around him and now that is seeping into my daughter (the younger sister) where she sometimes hits mum if she’s upset about something. How can we communicate to them as effectively as possible what is right from wrong when they don’t have the ability to properly communicate yet?

I as the dad have lines in place, that once they cross, I let them know with certain disciplinary methods but I’m not sure if I am doing the right thing. Mum is a bit softer than I am so it’s challenging for her.