Originally Posted by Yukon Cornelius
How about when the dont give an f what you say?? Mine are not that way but its everywhere now cause parents are trying to be to civil. What are you going to do when your child says no I wont go in the corner?? You gonna yell? I feel without the spank you get walked all over. Spanking leaves no attempt to challenge your request. Beating is wrong, spanking is fine...
Please answer that question, what are you gonna do when they tell you there not going to get in that corner? dont say well they will never say that to me cause I'm gonna be super dad/mom, cause they will say no regardless of how wonderful you are... You gonna sit your 2 year old down and have a heart to heart?
Ehf, you stay there and make sure they do their time, I guess. If they try to walk away, you pick them up and put them back in the spot while keeping a cool head. You don't shout because that teaches your kids to shout. They may try to force their will or make you angry by shouting, so you don't and that teaches them that shouting doesn't do anything for them.
Maybe the first few times, it'll take an hour to make your kid do 2 minute timeouts, I'm not saying it's easy. Eventually, they'll get it and accept the punishment without fuzz. So at first, they will test your limits, but when you show them where those limits are and that they are firm, they'll start to accept.
Noone here has claimed that doing timeouts is easier than slapping. In fact, I think it's much harder.
When I have kids, I'm definetly gonna try and gain some parenting skills through courses. Maybe I can give you a better answer in the future.