Just read this article, Joyful Parenting, on the Credenda Agenda site. Such a helpful thing to read and think about right now as we are working through obedience issues right now. I find I get more frustrated than Jason, but it's good to remember to give thanks at all times and to remember that our little one is a covenant member of our family and the reason why we are working on all these things with her is to instruct her in the way she should go.
Also this reminder to preempt a needy moment from your child (in the form of whinyness or similar) by filling them up all day with love and affection. And also to think that when we are in a cranky mood, how would I want Jason to treat me. Of course with love and affection.