Do you use gentle discipline?
Here's a definition for those who are unfamiliar:
" Gentle Discipline is a style of discipline based on mutual respect. Parents who use gentle discipline avoid punishments such as spankings, slapping, time-outs and shame. Instead, gentle discipline focuses on helping children work through difficult emotions and frustration in a supportive and empathetic environment and using discipline as a method of teaching children instead of simply punishing them for misbehaviour."
So basically, you don't ever yell or punish or give consequences. Instead you sit down and talk with them about why they are acting the way the are, etc.
Personally, it wouldn't work in my family. I believe that negative behavior comes with negative consequences. We do time outs or take away a favorite toy for an evening. Dessert after dinner is a privilege not a right in my house. We are not against spanking but very rarely feel we need to do it. My 6 yo ds has been spanked three times...once for lying to me and twice for throwing public tantrums. I respect my children, I love to hear their opinions and I always try to honor their reasonable requests but they do not run my house. Dad and I are in charge and we get the final word. Not saying this works for every family but it sure works for ours!
What is your take on gentle disciple?