Just wondering what others think
My neighbours have two kids, aged about 4 and 2.5 I would guess.
Sometimes when one of the children gets in "big" trouble for something they will be locked out the backyard. Then the child will stand at the door crying (sounding very distressed). One of the parents will come to the door and let the child back in within about 5 minutes.
Now my parents used to do time out as well, but taking it to timeout outside is extreme to me. I also personally think it inconsiderate to neighbours when your living in inner city housing ie terrace houses, apartments etc. my hubby got very upset the first time we heard it as he thought the child had been hurt or was alone/lost.
Just interested to see what others think - as a yet-to-be parent maybe I'm overreacting or misinterpreting?