Choosing positive discipline changed my family’s life. Visit AhaParenting.com for ideas and advice, and in the meantime here is some basic information about positive discipline: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_Discipline
“Positive Discipline (or PD) is a discipline model that focuses on the positive points of behaviour, based on the idea that there are no bad children, just good and bad behaviors. You can teach and reinforce the good behaviors while weaning the bad behaviors without hurting the child verbally or physically. People engaging in positive discipline are not ignoring problems. Rather, they are actively involved in helping their child learn how to handle situations more appropriately while remaining calm, friendly and respectful to the children themselves.
Positive discipline contrasts with negative discipline. Negative discipline may involve angry, destructive, or violent responses to inappropriate behavior.”