Tantrums, sibling rivalry and mischievous activity are part and parcel of parenthood. We all have had childhood memories of what we ‘got up to’ as children, whether it be rebellious teen streaks or naughty pre-schooler pursuits. With this we also have memory of our parents rules and how they dealt with us in those situations. A solid scolding or firm spanking was, in my memory, a fairly effective means of discipline. Is this enough for children of today?