Children do not need to cry, to be hurt, to be shamed, or to shout "uncle" in order to learn the lesson you are trying to impart.
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The vast majority of the world's 7 billion individuals live in countries that have, in principle, signed and ratified commitments to end violence against children in all its forms.
The best way is to work with my kids' natural, intrinsic drive to be productive -- even creative -- contributors to our household.
Parents who retreat from insisting on consequences for their child's misbehavior deprive their kids of essential lessons in limits and boundaries.
Punishment doesn't work, and as far as we're concerned, the problem begins with the concept itself. So if punishment doesn't work, what does?
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