Yes the 3 hour one. TWS did it regarding the topic of when is a child old enough to say and understand sorry but they introduced it based on the mumsnet thread where a mumsnetter had left a 2 yo old the naughty step for 3 hours because the dc refused to say sorry. A small group on mn where very angry and expressed this quite aggressively and eventually the op removed herself from mn.
Didn't see TWS but did see the thread and the way op was treated was dreadful. Why some MNers think its ok to be so aggressive is beyond me. If that mother was deranged and admitting child cruelty (which I don't think she was at all) its probably not a good idea to wind her up to the point she dereggs.
I didn't see the thread but isn't that what Jo Frost Supernanny does? Makes the parent keep putting the child back on the step till they stay for the required time, or till they say sorry or something?
I have to say her method makes me uncomfortable, I saw one of her Extreme Parental Guidance progs a few weeks ago where a six-year-old head-butted his mum and wouldn't go to bed every night. I think at one point she spent about 3 hours repeatedly putting him back on the naughty step till he said sorry. The mum was stressed beyond belief and the poor little boy looked utterly, utterly exhausted, defeated & miserable. Maybe that's the idea but I just know I couldn't do it to DS. Thank God I've never had to, I suppose.