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is it cruel punishment for husband to make 3 yr girl stay alone in garage for time out?

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Asked by ppkt at 12:43 AM on Feb. 13, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I think more than anything it's dangerous to have a 3 year old in a garage unattended..

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Not only cruel but dangerous. That is unreasonable for a 3 yr old.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:45 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Time out is fine but it should not be done in the garage.

    Answer by Melbornj at 12:45 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • it's a bit weird. try making her stand in a corner

    Answer by febmom007 at 12:45 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Um............. yes!

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 12:46 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • its STUPID! seriously? what are you guys thinking? why would you do something like that? there are ways to punish i child.. and that is not it

    Answer by momaholly at 12:46 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • very cruel and dangerous... needs to be reported to dhs

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 12:46 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • R u talking about your husband?? Where r u at ? Where is he at?

    Answer by dancer at 12:53 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Yes, and very dangerous!

    Answer by momma922 at 12:55 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Why the garage? What purpose is he trying to accomplish? It sounds like his expectations of his toddler are rather unreasonable if he thinks that punishment in a garage, that is usually not sufficiently insulated to be warm enough, full of dangerous tools and chemicals, and potentially visited by various rodents and other critters is warranted by anything that a 3 year old child could do.

    I also don't understand what message he thinks he's sending her. Time-outs are intended to assist the child in thinking about their actions by themselves. The general rule is 1 minute per age, so for a 3 year old, it should be no more than3 minutes, otherwise they're going to forget why they're in time out in the first place.

    As for cruel-- cruel implies an intent element. Is he intending to be mean, demeaning, or cause harm? If so, then yes, it's cruel. Otherwise, simply foolish and harmful.

    Answer by Busimommi at 12:59 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

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