On a website that's not active anymore Gentle Christian Mothers the rules are to not advocate punishment on children. This means no spanking or time out. Crying it out is not allowed to be encouraged either. I'm not going to judge any parent as I understand if you think time out is wrong as I believe spanking is wrong. I am completely against physical punishment including spanking. But why is time out bad? I can understand why crying it out might be bad and I hate spanking but I don't understand the problem with time out. I'm sure your kids are well behaved and I'm not going to judge your parenting style. But two questions. What are the negative affects of time out? and if you don't spank or use time out then how do you discipline?