When a child is having a difficult time following directions, treating others or any equipment with respect, developmentally appropriate guidance techniques are used. As parents, if you follow the same techniques at home then it would help your child to develop a sense of right and wrong behavior. It would help you to bring up a happier and better adjusted child.

Positive Reinforcement: The child should be encouraged when demonstrating acceptable behavior.
Redirection: The child should be gently redirected to another activity and given an opportunity to try again at another time.
"When..then" Statement: A statement in which the child is encouraged to accomplish something before going on to some other activity. For Example: "When you finish picking up the blocks, then you can play in the doll house.
"If...then" Statement: A statement by which the child is encouraged to make a positive choice. For Example: "If you pick up the blocks, then you can go and sit in the engine library.
Guidelines from your child

Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all that I ask for. I'm testing you
Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it; It makes me feel more secure
Don't let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.
Don't correct me in front of people if you can help it. I'll take much more notice if you talk to me privately.
Don't nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.
Don't make rash promises. Remember that I feel badly let down when promises are broken.
Don't be inconsistent. That completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.
Don't tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real to me and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.
Don't put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I stop asking and get my information elsewhere.
Don't forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be difficult to keep pace with me, but please do try.
Don't forget that I love experimenting. I couldn't get along without it so please put up with it.
Don't forget that I cant thrive without lots of understanding, love, but I Don't need to tell you that.