Many parents say to me, "What can I do? Time outs don't work!" It's true, time outs rarely result in rational thought and changed behaviour. This is because the child is often stuck in fight-or-flight during time outs and spending more time ruminating in anger, planning a defensive move, than thinking about anything positive. To teach your child how to stay in the rational part of his or her mind, try a "time in." This graphic from positiveparentingconnection.net explains the difference.