Do we want to teach our kids to obey us? Is that what we think discipline is about?
Perhaps we could consider another strategy, says Gail Friend, neuro-linguistic programming practitioner and life coach.
"Discipline is not only about managing what you see as misbehaviour. It's about every interaction you have with your child. It is having a communication structure in your home that can be used as a frame of reference to teach your children how to think and self-manage," Gail says.