Almost all parents agree on the need to discipline their children. However, discipline that is given wrongly may end up not achieving the desired results. One important tip I usually give parents is to avoid meting out discipline to their children in anger. Yes I know how trying they can be at times. But believe me, in the end, angry discipline doesn't do either of you any good. Be calm when giving discipline to your child even if he's throwing tantrums or acting up. This sends a signal to the child that you are in control and not him and ultimately gains you respect. It also helps the child to recognise you as the authority in the home. This works well for little children as well as older children.