Keep it up. It really pays off in the long run. Kids live up to whatever expectations the parents set. The problem with most kids is that the parents have ZERO expectations so the kids learn to be brats in order to control the situation. Parenting is hard work. You have to make tough decisions. Letting the kids do whatever the fuck they want is taking the easy way out. I was really tough on my kids. We never let them control the situation with a tantrum or weird behavior. I sometimes doubted we did the right thing. You feel guilt for punishing them but I can tell you that if you put the hard work in when they are younger it really pays off. I have a packed house with kids that are 16, 14, 12, and 9 but we have zero issues with any of them. They’re all disciplined and make good decisions.