Reminds me of watching the TV show Nanny 911. The child disobeys and the Nanny instructs the parents to put the child on the naughty seat for so many minutes and they are instructed not to talk to child during the time out.
Sometimes people (God's children) just need quiet time to think about what they have done. The answer is there and we must meditate/pray and go about our lives until the understanding comes. It will come....have faith...hold on until it does.