Truly & honestly some of THE. MOST. helpful parenting solutions I have ever read. My final thought to share is the fact that the best way that kids learn is by being taught, not by being punished. When is the last time a teacher put a child in time-out because he didn’t get a math answer correct or couldn’t tie his shoes? It simply doesn’t happen. Why, then, do we think that it would work any better for behaviors? Great ideas on handling "big emotions."