when time-outs stop working should you put your kids in the corner


Natassja - posted on 01/18/2010




When time out stop's working you can put them in the corner sitting in a chair and you tell them this is there thinking time and ur suppose to leave them there as long as there age. So if there 5 they stay there 5 min, but this only works on the younger kids. My kids are alot older so when they do something i don't approve of they have to write, and there is a whole guide and steps to it. My method seems to be efficient, they learn there lesson and they learn something.I hope this help's if you want further detail on my punishment guide just let me know.


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Michelle - posted on 01/18/2010




My kids are 3 and 6 so I just send them to there room if they are acting up. after there time is up (a min, for each year) I go talk to them and see if they are ready to come out. I don't care if they play as long as they stay on their bed and don't talk to anyone in the house. I found that the break helped more them a time out spot or chair. If they don't want to come out because they are playing then I let them know they can talk and come out when they want.

Maggie - posted on 01/18/2010




I guess it depends are you facing them towards the corner if so I don't think you should. Time outs should work but they shouldn't be for everything. Timeouts are for physical things like biting and hitting. When my daughter doesn't listen I call it a Break time, because shes not a naughty girl she just needs a little time to think and relax. I don't give her a set time, I tell her when shes ready to listen she may come out and try again. Ive notice that works better than "if you don't listen your going for a time out" or when put in a time out for a certain amount of time it becomes a battle. I now use Breaks, because I believe everyone needs a break at least once a day. I hope this works.

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