time outs worked for us but only for some thing. Sometimes it was worth it to my daughter to still do what ever she was up to. I find they worked more for sassy behavior or attitude. The other thing that I've learned over the years with her is that 90% of the time she is acting out she is hungry, sleepy or something I'm doing had disrupted her schedule. It took a long time of paying attention and using time outs or taking toys away to get it right though. Usually just as I found something that worked things would change and we'd have to start all over.