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Mom's Spanking Fuels Toddler's Aggression

Dear AdviceMama, 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.

Timeout a Classic Form of Discipline That Actually Works, Study Confirms

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.

Quarter of Parents Don't Discipline Kids for 'Easy Life,' Survey Finds

Three in 10 adults say they're pushovers when it comes to disciplining their kids. Credit: RachelH_, Flickr
Time out may be getting its own time out, as 25 percent of parents responding to a recent survey say they don't discipline their children...

Family Board Games, Divorce and More - Links We Love

Keep kids busy on those rainy spring Saturdays with some family game time. Here are 15 favorite family board games. Guaranteed to be more fun than 10 games of Candyland in a row. -- LilSugar Whether you're worried about swine flu, the economy or...

Translating Teacherese

Welcome to Time Out, the place parents go for witty insight, tongue-in-cheek advice, and calming reassurance from a seasoned parenting veteran who believes laughing together beats sobbing alone when it comes to crayons in the dryer and other...

Presidential Aspirations, Permanent Marker Illustrations, Sexual Frustrations

Welcome to Time Out, the place parents go for witty insight, tongue-in-cheek advice, and calming reassurance from a seasoned parenting veteran who believes laughing together beats sobbing alone when it comes to crayons in the dryer and other hazards...

Real Life Confession - My Kids are Junkies

I have a parenting confession to make-my kids are junkies. No, not the kind of junkie that hangs out in dark alleys with unsavory characters looking for their next fix-the other kind of junkie. Despite my best attempts, I appear to be raising a...

Faking It

Welcome to Time Out, the place parents gather for witty insight, tongue-in-cheek advice, and calming reassurance from a seasoned parenting veteran who believes laughing together beats sobbing alone when it comes to crayons in the dryer and other...

Family Letters

Welcome to Time Out, the place parents go for witty insight, tongue-in-cheek advice, and calming reassurance from a seasoned parenting veteran who believes laughing together beats sobbing alone when it comes to crayons in the dryer and other hazards...

Things Make You Go UGH - Gas & Gift Edition

Welcome to Time Out, the place parents go for witty insight, tongue-in-cheek advice, and calming reassurance from a seasoned parenting veteran who believes laughing together beats sobbing alone when it comes to crayons in the dryer and other hazards...

Teach Your Children Well, Then Learn from the Little Buggers

"I just don't know why I say 'free' so weird. I've been trying and trying but I just can't..... so I've been trying to just not say it when I'm at school but sometimes in math class I forget and then they say stuff and it just makes me feel so...

Waiting for Santa - How One Kid Literally Tries to Capture the Spirit of Xmas

Since he was a wee thing, one of my sons has always been a little more into conspiracy/supernatural/natural mysteries than the average bear. His dream family vacation would be to head up to Big Foot country, then take a cruise on Loch Ness, and end...

Ebenezer Environmentalist

I've never claimed to be a consummate environmentalist, but I think our household does a pretty okay job of it. We've been switching over to the new low-energy light bulbs that are supposed to last forever but take five minutes to get bright...

Finally Giving Up Fantasy Family Festivities

As with most parts of parenthood, I visualized in my head the way things would be once I was a mother and nothing was clearer in my fantasies than future family Christmases. There would be a fire, merrily crackling in the fireplace causing my...

Rewriting History - The Annual Holiday Letter

Whether you are out getting the weekly groceries or gathering stuffings for those stockings, the most common lyrical ear-worm in December seems to be "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." However, according to the missives arriving inside...

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