ANSWERS: 38
  • Yes it is...when young.
  • I think it benefits kids because it gives parents a chance to cool down, think about what they are going to do, and then do it in a calm, reasonable manner. :)
  • only if it's effective......haha
  • yes sure it is a good punishment for kids under the age of 6... My whole family used to do this with their kids, and it works... ;)
  • Yes. I think my kids hated it more than a light spanking. We did not have to do either very much and mostly used time out. They turned out great so I guess it helped. I do think that talking to them in a respectful and calm manner is the best thing you can do for a child.
  • yes I think so I was put in the corner and that always worked. Because it interupts playtime, but before you put them on a time out you need to say why like "Its not nice to yell, you need to stop playing and go on a time out" and you cant be mad when you say it, you must remain as calm as possible, cause your child will be even more mad if you yell at them
  • Depends the kid; some discipline methods are effective for some kids, and others are not. I know my minister has to use different discipline for each of his kids- one gets time outs, one just needs a stern "don't do that" and he starts crying, one is told "you will not do it again" and that is enough, and the other looses TV time. If they switch disciplines to any of the other kids, it doesn't work. So, basically, if it works for the kid, then yes! Great discipline.
  • Yes, it often works well. We always called it an attitude adjustment. Too often I've seen parents prolong it as a means of getting themselves a rest. I used to tell my son to adjust his attitude, and come out when he was ready to behave. Sometimes that only lasted a few minutes, and I trusted his judgment on it. If his behavior showed he wasn't ready yet, I would send him back to finish. When he was really little (age l - 2)I would sit with him and talk about what he needed to change.
  • In my experience, it hasn't worked. It's just a break to most kids, then they go back to doing whatever they were doing before they did something wrong. I think a more effective way of punishment is taking away a certain privilege (depending on the age) it could be things like certain toys for the rest of the day, if they had a playdate then it would be cancelled, etc.
  • For some kids, it's fine. Not for every child, however.
  • I have 4 daughers, 10, 8, 6, and 16months, who are extremely close and say they are best friends. If I try a time out with one, it never works because the other three join in out of sympathy. It ends up being group punishment because they refuse to leave the "naughty" one alone. They all hold hands or hug each other and it's difficult for me to seperate them because I want them to be best friends and have empathy and sympathy for others. The others usually pipe in and ask to have another punishment- like no desert or not to watch tv, just so they can play together. It's very touching so we stopped time outs and agreed on no tv or extra chores around the house.
  • Time out is the biggest waste of time ever! MOST children will become unruly as they get older (4-up). very rarely does it work.
  • This generally is effective with social children who cannot stand being alone or deprived of attention I wasn't one of them, but my brother was. If you stay strong and ignore the child, and have others isolate them as well, it can be effective. otherwise independent children can be punished with labor work (such as cleaning room) or with certian privileges taken away (ones that they enjoy and allow them to be alone)
  • It could prepare them if they want to play basketball otherwise no,spanking is the key.
  • THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!! It takes more time and commitment to parenting than spanking does. It's more time intensive. It makes for a child who must THINK about consequences.
  • Not in most cases. Timeour can becone a tool for the child to get on a parent's nerves.
  • Yes I use it on my 3 year old all the time.
  • I have a 2 year old neice who i quite often look after. TIME OUT DOES NOT WORK ON HER!!!! shes quite a smart little girl, very advanced. she quite often will do something shes not supposed to and when you try to get after her she will say "Time out??!?" with enthusiasm and go sit herself there and enjoys it. she gets away with a lot that little one...
  • It never worked for me, because when the "time out" was over, I would shout "TIME IN!" and behave worse than I did in the first place. But I was a little sh*t.
  • if done correctly.....but "sit here for three minutes" is very ineffective
  • Yes, it is one of the most effective anger control methods. It gives kids a chance to cool down, and it gives parents a chance to calm down and reflect upon what has happened and how to follow up on it (like a talk with the kid, once everybody is calm, about whatever it is that was wrong). Many parents have a "5 minute silence" rule, where they tell the kid s/he will be able to come out 5 minutes AFTER s/he has calmed down (fully stopped any shouting, complaining, banging, etc.).
  • "More justice" according to whom? A parent out of control? One who's having a bad day because his job criticized his work, or because there are too many bills to pay, or had a quarrel with spouse? Unfortunately, not all parents exercise the same degree of control that your parents did. The US department of Health & Human services reports 142,000 children are seriously injured from Corporal punishment every year in this country, 18,000 of them are permanantly disabled. Between 1-2,000 children die each year in this country alone from Corporal punishment. Nearly 70% of child abuse cases in CPS agencies result from corporal punishment. The defense of "discipline" is raised in 41% of homicide prosecutions when parents "accidentally" kill their children. 99% of people in jail were corporally punished.
  • It works for adults too;)
  • The only 'timeout' i ever got was when my momma took a break from whippin' my butt!
  • Depends entirely on the kid. It works well for my son.
  • No. Spare the rod and spoil the child. Spankings are emotionally painful to parents and physically painful (although not harmful) to the child. Both parent and child are hurt much more when spankings are not given when deserved. Children are actually emotionally better off with spankings, because they feel their boundries firmly reinforced. Time-outs are easier for parents and children, and represent a lack of courage on the parent's part, in my opinion.
  • Not as good as sending them to church on Sunday if they misbehave.
  • Unfortunately, not all parents exercise the same degree of control when applying physical punishment. The US department of Health & Human services reports 142,000 children are seriously injured from Corporal punishment every year in this country, 18,000 of them are permanantly disabled. Between 1-2,000 children die each year in this country alone from Corporal punishment. Nearly 70% of child abuse cases in CPS agencies result from corporal punishment. The defense of "discipline" is raised in 41% of homicide prosecutions when parents "accidentally" kill their children. 99% of people in jail were corporally punished.
  • Hell no! The belt is the only time out my momma used and we turned out fine! All that other stuff is overrated and does nothing i'll take standing in the corner or timeout over an beating anyday! I use to love the words go to the corner instead of go get me a belt!
  • I actually got time out in high school. I was talking in class, so the teacher made me stand in the hall for the rest of the period. It was so embarassing whenever someone walked by and saw me. Being isolated from everyone, having to stand when everyone else is sitting, having people see me being punished, missing out on work, being out in the cold unheated hall, all this sure worked in making me behave from then on!
  • It is great if done consistently without giving in after a minute or two...non violent form of punishment...it gives the child time to think about what he/she did...and gives the parent time to decide how to deal further with the issue at hand...
  • Only if it works. Adapt. Find what works and use that. If 'time out' works then use it. If not, find what does work. What works for one child may not necessarily work for another one.
  • I think so I dont like it when ppl hit kids
  • Did not work on either of my two kids.
  • Yes. Rarely does it "not work" when done properly. When it doesn't work,it is because the caregivers are not consistent with it.
  • No..no!
  • Time out's work very well in our family. It is very effective at disengaging the child from his bad behavior and gives him time to reflect on the why part of it and hopefully learn to not do it again or at the very least respond differently when faced with similar circumstances. Gives me time to respond as a parent and not as a bully. After the time out we speak specifically about the incident and if warranted, I apply a suitable loss of privilege as their punishment.
  • Well, let's see...In comparing the overall morals and values of kids BEFORE time-out, to the morals and values of kids AFTER time-out--I think the answer is clear!!!

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