I was wondering if any of you have any techniques you could give me for as to how you discipline your own children and what methods have worked. I realize that with these children traditional disciplinarian practices don't work. So, I was curious as to what does? I, for one, am the disciplinarian or "meanie" in the family. husband is a wuss and of the opinion that daughter need not be disciplined so often. (Sure - he isn't home all day.) He basically only disciplines her when she directly does something to him. daughter can call me any vulgarity, hit me or not do her homework, go out and play in the backyard without asking me, walk out and go to the neighbor's house without permission, etc. -- husband on rare occasions scolds her for that when her behavior affects me. In my opinion, he is in essence allowing her to treat me like she does. Wouldn't you agree? My daughter's psychologist does. I have taken the Direct TV card away from her TV. She seems perfectly happy with watching DVDs over and over again and as of yet hasn't gotten bored. (I would disconnect the DVD player, but she would only annoy me and watch TV in my room and not relent until I let her. I am already completely embarassed of the neighbors concerning the shouting and screaming matches. Our house is attached on one side.) I have suspended her computer priviliges. That doesn't work either. Any insight as to how you handle discipline would be a godsend. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.