As children begin to explore their abilities and the world around them, they will also begin to test limits. Parents can be solely charged with setting and reinforcing the limits that will provide the paradigm for a well-adjusted adult. It's not uncommon for children to act out in ways like refusing to obey, misbehaving in public, having temper tantrums, becoming aggressive, or even lying and stealing. Below are common ways that children may act out, and corresponding disciplinary methods that can help curtail disagreeable behavior. While each method has its proponents and critics, it can be up to you to determine what is best for your child.