I was at the library not too long after an unpleasant time-out session with my boy when this book catches my eye.
Time-out is one of the most popular disciplinary techniques used in homes and schools today. This method of discipline is often used as a punishment for misbehaviour. The author Jane Nelsen challenge this attitude and make a case that time-out can be a positive, motivating, experience while punitive time out may seems to work in the short run but does not solve the root of the problem.
To Nelson, the objective of discipline is to teach, not to punish. The aim is to teach the art of self-discipline and instill invaluable qualities such as self-confidence and problem-solving skills. To her, treating one’s children with kindness and firmness at the same time is the key.