Most people nowadays think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of “those moments”.
One that I have found very effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride during which I say nothing and give the child the opportunity to reflect on his or her behavior.
I don’t know whether it’s the steady vibration from the car or just the time away from any distractions, such as TV, video games, computer, iPod, etc.
Either way, my kids usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our car ride together. I believe that eye to eye contact during these sessions is an important element in achieving the desired results.
I’ve included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique.