After being put through the ringer by my ex wife I know the law here.
She does the let's buy them everything, never say no etc and when I was fighting for custody and didn't get to see them for months their behaviour got so bad she reckoned she couldn't take them out in public and my oldest one was violent.
So when I got them back I had to make them eat vegetables because she fed them a diet of Macdonalds, get their behaviour in line and teach them manners and respect.
The punishment fits the crime, one hit my fiance so I smacked him on the bottom, he told my ex and the police came to arrest me.
Luckily I work for a lot of police officers and they helped me out with the law and it was under the parenting act and fair and reasonable under the circumstances.
The thing is I've never had to do or say anything again, that was the last problem I had and I only have to threaten a snack at the worst possible behaviour and that's the end of it.
So i agree with @Ineedabiggertrailer16
, the problem we have is we have taught people that it's ok to have no respect, no manners, to step on anyone to get what you want.
It really grinds my gears as most people in Tas would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it but the influx of new people and ideology has changed that.
The crap adults breed even worse children and the cycle gets worse.
I knew if I put a foot out of line I'd get the boot in the ass or something similar and I thought, gee maybe I shouldn't be a dickhead and I wouldn't get it.
That has worked with my kids as well
Even the way my dad taught me the value of money and how it correlates to work is also working perfectly.
They are 10 and 11 now and I wouldn't change a thing.
My ex wife is still a moron though but it's just now she thinks that the change in them is because of her 'parenting' all of a sudden working.
My brother didn't grow up with the same discipline I did and went off the rails.