Five keys to good discipline
Second, ignore behavior that is annoying but not harmful. If baby pulls everything out of your sock drawer, just take a deep breath and ignore it. If you pay too much attention, it teaches baby to do things like this to get attention from you.
Third, distract or redirect baby from things you don't want her to have or do. If she has your keys and you need them, don't just grab them; instead, interest her in some other toy or activity. Baby will then let go of the keys. It's easier to get a baby started on something else, than to take something away.
Fourth, reward baby with your loving attention when he plays nicely. Don't become a parent who only notices your child when he has done something wrong. Notice the good times, and give baby a smile, a laugh, a hug. Your attention is baby's most important reward--use it to encourage behavior of which you approve.
And lastly, give freedom within limits. Your baby needs freedom to explore, but she also needs limits. You need good judgment to provide both. Babies kept in playpens or high chairs for much of the day have too little freedom and are too limited. Baby needs freedom on the floor to explore. That doesn't mean the basement stairs or garage! That is too much freedom and is too dangerous.