Kids are like magnets. Depending upon which way they're polarized, positive or negative, they'll either attract or repel the values they're exposed to. That's why I go for the positive approach to discipline. Positive discipline is an approach to discipline that incorporates encouragement, praise, trust and respect for children through firm, wise limits. If you stay positive in your general approach to your kids, most of your value-instilling work will be done automatically.
~Vicki Poretta & Ericka Lutz~
*in Poretta, V, and Lutz, E., (1997). Mom's guide to disciplining your child, New York: Alpha Books.