University of Illinois Extension

What Would You Do?

Sarah is watching two year old Rachel. Rachel is an only child so she is used to getting her own way. Rachel has been playing with some blocks but now she is throwing her ball around the family room barely missing a ceramic lamp. What should Sarah do?

  1. Grab Rachel by the arm and spank her bottom.

  2. Redirect Rachel to roll the ball on the floor to knock over stacks of blocks.

  3. Put Rachel in her room for five minutes so she can think about what she has done.