Effective discipline for children

Discipline has always been a source of stress for me. Am I being too tough, am I being too easy? Now that my children are older I still think about this quite a bit. My teenagers are currently struggling with their grades and I am still not sure how tough to be. It is hard to know what is effective and we really won’t know how we did until they are adults.

Those of you who have read my ultimate punishment for teenagers articles should know I still have not been able to use that one yet.

I ran across some articles which hopefully will help some of you.

http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/parenting_tips/discipline/index.html

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1447.html

My favorite article was from Dr. Phil.

http://www.drphil.com/articles/article/249

I would love your thoughts or comments or if you have any sources of education which will help us all.

I think many of us struggle with these issues.