Younger kids may not really mean to misbehave. It is just their response to certain situation, the best way their young mind knows how. That is why parents should learn how to approach this situation appropriately.
When children do something wrong or misbehave, instead of punishing them, parents teach and guide them to set the behavior right.
First, you need to be empathetic or understanding when responding to them. When talking to them, you are modeling to your kids how to act and behave, and the way you talk to them has a significant impact on their learning and ability to listen.
To be effective, speak in a gentle but firm command to end the behavior. Instead of pointing out what the child did wrong, show your child how to behave appropriately. It can be frustrating when they insists on their wrong behavior as being right. Instead of arguing back, to avoid the struggle, stay calm and repeat what you said in a kind manner but very firmly. Try to avoid using negative terms such as “no” or “don’t” all of the time. Tell the child why it's wrong, what the consequence is if they keeps doing it, and what he should do instead.
Control your temper, avoid nagging and yelling. Your child will better accept your disciplinary message if you deliver it in a calm and rational manner. When you want your kids to cooperate with you, use the fewest and simplest words possible to tell her what you want her to do.
Furthermore, be consistent with how you respond to your child. If you have made your decision about something, stick to it.
Lastly, Be a good example to your child. Your action speaks louder to your child than your words.