Jessica Alba gives child time outs in the dark

Actress Jessica Alba punishes her three-year-old daughter by putting her on "time-out" in a dark bathroom.

The Fantastic Four star, who is heavily pregnant with her second child, admits she's been forced to get creative while parenting little Honor with husband Cash Warren because her previous methods weren't scary enough to keep the tot from behaving badly.

"I'm definitely the disciplinarian. I mean, we don't believe in, like, spankings. Or like when I was a kid I used to get hot sauce in my mouth when I had a smart mouth or something like that ... But with my daughter, we don't obviously do any of that, we give her time-outs ...

"I'm like, 'You're going to have time-out in the bathroom.' And then I'm like, 'With the lights off!' And she's like, 'Ahh!' She freaks out ... because just time-out in the bathroom isn't bad enough ... (because it) has big windows and it's a big bathroom. It (the dark) makes it seem that much worse."

- AAP

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