Calm-downs vs. Time-outs. Time-outs are used to punish and shame, but a calm-down helps kids deal with intense emotions. Calm-downs are a healthy and positive discipline approach for both parents and children. Love this guide for parents!
Old barns built by people of German heritage (such as the Amish) usually had a ramp, made out of earth, going to the main door. Barns by people of Scandanavian heritage were often completely stone with no ramps.