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What is the appropriate age to begin discipline such as time out? My 16 month old has started to act out a bit and I'm not sure how to handle it?

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Asked by Alison1221 at 3:28 PM on Jun. 19, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You can go ahead and start time outs now. I would have him sit in time out for a little over a minute. They say one minute for each year of your chil's age.

    Answer by coolmawmy at 3:29 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • I would start only if you need a time out from the situation, or if you cannot divert his attention else where. He/she starts to truly understand time outs when he/she is two.

    Answer by Janette526 at 3:35 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • We started using the SuperNanny method of time out when my daughter was 15mos old, it has worked wonders!!! If you need more info let me know!

    Answer by MonicasMommy at 3:43 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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