Karen says she came up with her new method when she once threatened to take away all of her daughter's toys. "Of course she didn't believe me, so she [misbehaved] again and I didn't even yell. ... I went in and cleaned out her room. There wasn't so much as a Lego left," she says. A day later, Karen put the toys back, but she says those 24 hours did the trick. "Now, all I have to do is get that sort of wild I'm-gonna-take-all-your-toys-away look in my eye, and she straightens up."