TABLE 3.

Discipline Practices by Parent Emotional Well-being (MHI-5)

Discipline Strategies
YellSpankToy Removal*Time Out*Explain*
FrequentNot FrequentFrequentNot FrequentFrequentNot FrequentFrequentNot FrequentFrequentNot Frequent
Emotional well-being, mean75.2*80.073.5*78.476.577.476.677.477.075.7
  • Frequent use is often or sometimes, whereas infrequent use is rarely or never, using the discipline strategy.

  • * Only parents of 19- to 35-month-old children were asked about these discipline strategies.