Time Out Stool
Your kids haven't quite turned out how you expected to be. With aspirations of raising NFL quarterbacks and Rhodes Scholars quickly fading, you'd just like to avoid having a felon living underneath your roof. And while you feel like it's you that needs a time out, perhaps you should be giving your kids one instead.
This stool fashioned into an hourglass is a great solution for disciplining your kids in an interactive way. The white sand will filter through in just about 5 minutes which gives your kid just enough time to cool off and "think about what they did". Plus, it makes the misfit take an active role in his or her own punishment.