I take care of twin 18-month-olds, a boy and girl. The mom has started "disciplining" them with spanks and timeouts. As a result, the girl frowns and hits -- I feel she is acting out what she sees, and trying to process...True discipline isn't about punishment; it's about teaching children right from wrong with patience and understanding.
Child acting up? Timeout may be the best course of discipline. Credit: Getty
The next question, class, is multiple choice.
Would you rather discipline your misbehaving child by:
A. Spanking him?
B. Forcing him to drink hot...No one expects (or needs) the Spanish Inquisition. Timeouts work just fine.