If we use Santa Claus and Elf on the Shelf to encourage good behaviour, it can make parents feel powerless at other times of the year, says a psychologist.
You don’t want to make things worse, but you also don’t want to act like that kid’s behaviour is okay.
Have you heard of the 'think through' parenting technique?
We all make mistakes – but shaming our kids for doing something wrong is unforgivable.
If something’s in writing, you can’t go back on it.
"My grandson actually laughs when I’m trying to be firm with him."
The most important thing? To be consistent, say parenting experts