The car was an example, I never had a child run in front of a car.
I was a parent of toddlers when "time out" became popular, and that is what I used. I got crap from everyone in my husband's and my family for "sparing the rod."
Everyone's an armchair parent, I guess. I never "used violence" on my kids - I swatted their butt when I needed them to STOP whatever they were doing for their own safety.
Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.