I am a new kitten on this forum and I do not have any children, however my sister (younger sister) has eight. She has Mom down to a science. When there is a fight she knows who is responsible and her kids know she knows. Her husband was in the Navy and when he went to sea she came home to the family homestead. My mom had nine. I have learned from her and the same techniques she applies to her kids I have applied to my cats. I have passed her now. I think (can we say sucker) I have just adopted my ninth cat. She was a stray that I was feeding. I took her into get fixed and now I don't have the heart to throw her back out into the cold cruel world.
Be firm, gentle and B]very persistant[/b] with your children and you will do well. Take care,