Re: The Case Against Time-out

We’ve stopped punishing our kids with time-outs or spankings. We’ve stopped punishing them completely. Instead, we meet their needs, as Dr. Haiman lays out. I know parents that have kids, and the only reason, it seems, they had them was to decorate their life. When their children get “nasty”, they get nastier. It’s a disgusting display of parental tyranny, in my opinion. Ditch the poor parenting, and choose love.

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Founder and editor of and, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.