Jennine - posted on 12/12/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
I am concerned about a young mother that I know. Her idea of using time-out (for whining, tantrum, ect) for her 2 YO is to put her in her room with the door closed for about 30 sec - 1min. She justifies her choice of action by stating that "she doesn't want to hear the whining, she wants the child to know that the whining (behavior) is unacceptable, and is attempting to reinforce acceptable behavior by not allowing her to be in anyone's presence until she can control herself".
I am in dissagreement with her choice to do this - since the child is so young. I think that this frightens the child, although she is successful with the desired results.
I am not sure what advice to give if any. I am not comfotable in using this method of "discipline" when this child is in my care.
Suggestions, Feedback, help . . .