The new "Time Out Cuddle Bear" makes playing into a punishment...or punishment into a treat. Either way, doesn't one negate the other?
The adorable bear has a timer set in his tummy, and, as the literature explains, you can "use the built in timer for time-outs when they’re naughty, but also for rewards ("Sit quietly for 15 more minutes and mommy will read you an extra bedtime story"), setting limits ("Only 30 minutes of video games today"), tasks ("Brush your teeth for 3 minutes"), and other day-to-day functions and lessons where time is a factor. Can be set from one minute to one hour." In other words, this bear will be your child's conscience. Just don't let the batteries run out! [Random Good Stuff]