The worst thing to do for a growing child is always to clean up after them. Look around the house for short attention-span jobs that a child can perform. My wife and I make it a point to read and listen to various sources on child training and developing happy children. In order to follow through on a vision of what your family needs to become, you need to gain the knowledge to implement the plan. There are several ways to gain this knowledge; look in the eyes of their children to see if they are happy and disciplined. If so, you may want to have a discussion with the father in order to learn what has worked for him and his wife.
Child formation is difficult if you are not interested. You may wonder why every time you go to a church or in public your child becomes unruly and out of control. Discipline should not occur in a public setting it should be instilled in the home. Children should have responsibilities around the home this will incorporate discipline with responsibility. I hope this short segment can be of some value to you.