Therese - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My son will be 20 months next month. I haven't tried timeouts just yet. I find when I try to say no he starts screaming and it takes a lot of effort to stop him. He doesn't seem to listen to me all the time so I am not sure even if timeouts would work. Would it be ok to put him into a confined space like his cot for a minute or does that go against the principle of timeouts. I just don't think he would get that he has to sit down for one minute especially if he is in the middle of a major tantrum.