Funny thing was I really didn't have to resort to physical discipline very often. If you straighten out the offender promptly a time or 2 in front of the rest it sets an example. Don't forget we were outnumbered. 8 - 2. If they had ever figured that out we'd have been goners. There was duct tape in the house. They were actually quite well behaved when they were young. I miss those days. They were wonderful.