Thursday, December 22, 2011

Oh, hell no.

I saw this and immediately my blood started to boil a little. 

I don't use time out but if I did, it wouldn't be a feel-good place.  Yes, it's important your kids know you love them regardless of the bad choices they may make but really?  An I LOVE YOU written on the time out chair?  I know some will completely disagree with me about this but I think this is ridiculous.  I'm all about consequences and discipline as well as love and kisses but I'm not sure that they mesh like this. 

My time out chair would say, "Turn around, don't look at me, and keep your mouth closed until you are ready to come apologize and explain to me what you could have done differently.  If you are sincere I will likely give you a hug and send you on your way."

What do you think about this?

1 comment:

  1. i think its funny. i use timeouts b/c i dont spank. my kids sit at the dinning room table for timeouts. when their time is up, i go to them and we talk about what happened and they are given a kiss and a hug and are told i love them. they also have to apologize and say what they would do differently next time. not sure it works, but not sure what the alertnative would be. when bad choices are being made its best for all to go to seperate corners and calm down.


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