Dr. Deborah Serani gives ten tips for parents in Ten Discipline Mistakes Parents Make And Their Alternatives :
Nagging. Parents who nag are generally individuals who are not aware of how they communicate their demands. They also tend to be too lenient. “Did you clean your room yet ?”. This is not a command, this is a question. Results: children respond “no” to such a question. You then get more and more frustrated when the task is not complete. Better: Get you child’s full attention, and assert your request.