About one in three parents in the United States and Canada do not think their methods of disciplining their children work well,
Probably because these parents don't know how to parent. They haven't taken the time to figure out what methods work or are effective. Some are too busy or don't care. Some don't discipline because they feel guilt for not spending enough 'quality time' because they are too busy making money to keep up with the Jones. Others like to put their kids on a pedestal and of course their kid can do no wrong and nobody dare say otherwise. Or there are some who want to be their kid's protector, shielding them from any type of hurt, disappointment or any negative feelings...including not discipling them effectively.
Any of these scenarios results into unruly, disruptive spoiled brats who lack social skills. Typically what we see is that instead of the parent accepting this because they will then have to admit they have bad parenting skills, they back up their kids and let them continue this behaviour.
Plus, a lot of the punishments are time-outs, being grounded or sent to your room ...where they have a TV, stereo, computer with internet connection, phone, etc...what kind of punishment is that?
That sounds right to me! LOL! I wonder if eots has children?