Parenting Woes

I have many failings as a parent, but the main one that preys at me is how ineffectively I discipline my kids. We’ve tried timeouts now and then, but not consistently enough to make any difference, and at any rate I haven’t figured out how to make Brayden sit still. I usually ask them to do something nicely three, four, five, sometimes six times, then resort to yelling. It’s a nice blowing-off-steam experience for me but it generally just rolls off them like water off a duck. I know there are better ways. I know I can be a better person. But damn, it’s tough.