Sometimes you're just not in the mood to discipline your child. You may be tired or you may feel like you've already corrected your kid so many times it's falling on deaf ears. But it's important to take the time and energy for discipline, even when it's the last thing you want to do. Fern Weis, parent-teen relationship coach told me, "Parents want some peace and harmony. They don't want to be fighting and disciplining all the time, but they don't know another way to avoid the power struggles. Fearing their relentless child, they back off."
You may be temporarily relieved, but this will backfire in the long run. She continued, "This results in children who are running the show, and who are unintentionally given the kind of control they are not emotionally equipped to handle. They don't hear 'no' and learn that if they push back hard enough, they will get what they want (whether it is a thing, a privilege, or to be left alone). These children do not learn to self-regulate."
Failing to discipline your child will cause you a lot of headaches later, and it's not good for your child, either. So stick to your guns, and take the time to discipline your kid compassionately and firmly when they need it.