How do you use timeout on a 19month old?
Elfrieda - posted on 03/17/2013
I think timeout for 19 months old would look like taking him away from the situation for a few minutes (with you beside him) until he can handle himself a little better. To have him sit by himself is a lot to expect, and I don't think it will teach him anything good.
Then again, take my time-out advice with a grain of salt. I tried timeouts and they really don't work for me and my son. (he cries and feels way worse than I think the misdeed deserves, and I felt very bound by the timer and didn't like feeling like I wasn't in charge) I occasionally have him sit on a chair after he misbehaves when I can't deal with him immediately, but that's not exactly a punishment, he just has to wait there while I finish changing the baby's diaper, etc, and then I address him. He's three, and timeouts still don't make sense to me, so maybe I just won't get to the age where it will work for us.
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