All parents want their children to grow in virtue, but achieving this end requires calm, careful instruction across a broad range of disciplines, which, of course, is impossible when a parent is angry and a child is screaming.
So I began to write The TimeOut Papers, presented here in an easy-to-use spiral-bound book.
If Sam is teasing Mazy and she responds in anger, Sam will enter the TimeOut Zone and copy the paper that reads: "Teasing hurts others and causes hard feelings. . . . Dear God, help me to apologize and do something nice for ________________ to make up for being mean." And Mazy will learn through her own writing exercise that " he who has a hasty temper exalts folly (Proverbs 14:29)."