Discipline is a form of teaching your child. How you discipline will depend on your child's age, stage of development, personality and many other factors. Discipline protects your child from danger. It helps your child learn self-control and self discipline. It helps your child learn a sense of responsibility. These are the times when you will need to step in and create a consequence. For example, tell her that if she does not pick up her toys, you will put them away for the rest of the day. When you use this method, it is important that you mean what you say. Be prepared to follow through right away.