Kelina - posted on 12/22/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )
So this is mostly for moms who hold their child during time-out, I'm just wondering what your techniques are? I have a friend who is really struggling with time outs. When she tries to put her on on time out he freaks. Throws a huge tantrum, and if she just ignores him will get up and walk away and continue what he was doing. This is a problem because he's quite aggressive. At home when she puts him on time out she just puts him in his room with the baby gate up I believe because that contains him but obviously she can't when out. I'm at a loss on how to advise her on this because I started time outs with my son at one year of age and have never had a problem. Does anyone have any ideas?
*I should probably add we have recommended that she have his evaluated for any learning disorders but I don't think they noticed anything so we're at a loss. We know that there's something there but some days he seems so normal and other days he seems almost highly autistic.