If you have children you know that from time to time you need to call a "time out." Sometimes life gets out of control and a kid can only take so much. They have a melt-down and it is up to you to take control and the situation.
Perhaps you can change this behaviour into a more positive one. After the initial outburst and the pout surfaces, this might be a good time to introduce some books for your child to sit quietly and read. The whole idea of punishment turns into a time of quiet, calming of the child and of course you.
Here are some books about "Time Out" that you may like to pick up to help you.