Does it backfire when you give your kids Time Out?
A short Time Out can be an effective consequence when young children misbehave It gives them an opportunity to think about what they have done and removes them from a situation that may be getting out of hand. But it’s important to warn children before giving Time Out says Nicolas Long, Co-author of Parenting the Strong-Willed Child. “We want to make sure that parents give very clear instructions, then they give a warning after about five or ten seconds, then after another short period of time, if the child hasn’t followed the warnings, then they use time out.” Research shows that there are certain criteria that need to be met for Time Outs to work. ” One of the biggest mistakes that parents make when using Time Out, is that they pay attention to their children while they are in Time Out. They talk to their child. Or they give them that evil look or stare and we know that a parent needs to take away all their attention while they are in Time Out.”
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