I love this. "I love you too much to let you behave like that." My approach. I don't think hitting, humiliating, threatening, emotionally abusing, and physically controlling a child is morally acceptable, and certainly NOT effective.
So many times I find myself praying for the same things for my children. That they are healthy. They they are safe. That they are obedient. The other day I was reading the Bible, and I came upon Philippians 1:9-11. It's the perfect Scripture to pray for your kids!