No. You have decided what GD means for you-that is not a universal truth for anyone else. There is no one true faith when it comes to GD. It is a range and that is how it should be. No one strict method works for all. Some kids can thrive in an environment with less rules and some kids need an environment with a lot of rules.
And that can even change from day to day and from kid to kid.
But to suggest there is ONE TRUE WAY is to miss the point about GD completely.