Craig, My apologies for messing up your quote. The frustration comes from the fact that I have been there. Yelling, nagging, punishing, none of it feels good. It`s deflating, as a parent. The moment I began using positive reinforcement (which by the way, was the only thing I had not tried) my life changed completely and honestly, quite quickly. The Appreciation Station didn`t change my home, I did. However, TAS made it easy to do and the mere presence of it in my home reminded all of us to celebrate the "good" in each other on a daily basis. TAS is not a recipe for success (that`s positive reinforcement & positive discipline and a balance of natural consequences.) Rather, TAS is like having the recipe and being handed a bag of carefully measured out ingredients as well as all the supplies, to ensure your a success in your home! Does this make sense?