I only wish people that are or will be parents would throw away the Spook book on child rearing, and pick up the Bible for their guidance, "Spare the rod Spoil the child".
In today’s way of life the children are raised by the Schools, Malls, Chat rooms, IM's, the internet, and worst of all their peers, woops forgot the other two TV, and the Movies, can’t leave them out.
One thing I can tell you is the fatty portion of the buttocks is for the flat of a parents hand to perform a swift and positive attitude adjustment, time out only work on about .001% of the children it is applied to.
If you doubt this statement go to any mall or public shopping area and just listen to the Children as they respond to the parents when told to behave and straighten up.
Lean on the Bible it will give you all the rearing guidence you will ever need.