time out

Brianna - posted on 11/22/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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at what age did you start giving time outs when they are bad?

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Diane - posted on 12/11/2010

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I started giving modified timeouts when my son was 14 months old. When he touched something he wasn't supposed to and did it after a warning I would put him on the floor in his bedroom and walked away. I wouldn't use the minute rule but he did get the point. He is two now and is a wonderul, considerate and well behaved boy.

Jessica - posted on 12/01/2010

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i started giving my son time outs around 3 when he understood that he was doing something wrong. i get alot of tips by watching super nanny lol

Grandma Linda - posted on 12/01/2010

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ummm I think just this summer when he was around 30 months! He was a preemie so we have waited longer for everything...

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Brianna, I started giving my son time outs when he was a little over 2. Each child is different, but I think it's important that if you're going to use time out, you do it when they are old enough to understand the basics of doing something "wrong".



Tracey, that link has nothing to do with time outs. It's about temper tantrums. I don't give my son a time out for a temper tantrum. I give him a time out for bad behavior like throwing a toy at the tv when he knows he's not supposed to. I give him the time out before he has the tantrum. Then we talk and I explain (in simple terms) what he's done and why it's not ok. Then we hug and kiss and he apologizes. He'll even apologize to our cats, if whatever he did was something that may have hurt them.

Tracey - posted on 11/23/2010

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A helpful link for moms who have need to give their children time outs. www.temper-tantrums.com
I think a lot of moms go wrong when it comes to time outs. They dont do them correctly and they do not know how to reinforce them.

Amina - posted on 11/22/2010

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my kids dont get time out. so if my son did somethin bad i just tell him that what he did was wrong now he wont get his toys or watch tv untill when he's good kids dont need time out. they need to learn and u r their teacher u need to teach them bad is bad good is good i relised when kids need atention they do things to get atention so before that happens why dont u step in ask hows things any way thats how i feel my kids r alright dont get time out they fight and thats part of life but i am their to step in

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