While punishment is the centerpiece of discipline, yet parents tend to overlook their children’s best behaviours. Rewarding good deeds targets behaviors you want to develop in your child, not things he shouldn't be doing. This does not mean you should give your child a pound of chocolate every time he picks up a paperclip. You will get a lot more positive reinforcement than negative reinforcement when you reward your children. You can say something like ‘good job. I’m really glad you did that,’ when your child cleans his room or behaves very well.' And there are times when your child does something extraordinary that may warrant a larger reward. Start rewarding your child(ren)'s good behaviour and you will be doing them a great thing as you watch your children grow with good self esteem.