Monday, January 12, 2015

Timeouts Are They Effective?

With having older kids one would think I already have this in the bag..... Funny thing is I do not
remember everything that worked with them. Also a difference in play here is my age. I was in my twenties with the big kids and now in my forties with the Littles. Things that were important then are not as important this time around. Yes, I will go out and about with one of them in a costume. I will also take them to the store with imperfect hair. Maybe I am more geared for grandchildren and let the Littles get away with more than I should. Who really knows what the right answer is.

I do know that if I want to raise responsible, nurturing, compassionate, and positive contributors to t
he society then they do need some discipline. I feel as though timeouts  are more of a struggle for me. Rule of thumb tells me to give them one minute per year of their age. Consistency does seem to be key as in anything toddler. All four of my children respond to different methods in different ways.

The reason and thought of  time outs make sense to me....but are the effective?

Please let me know your thoughts and perhaps if you have found a solution that works better. I would love to hear them.

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