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what is an apporatie amount of time to keep a two almost three year old in time out?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Apr. 9, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • 2 yrs 2 min, 3 yrs 3 min and so on

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • 2 year old - 2 mins.
    3 year old - 3 mins.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • One minute per year of age, like stated above. : )

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 9:53 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • i'm going to add to theirs though, make sure he actually stays in time out, if he gets out start the timer over

    Answer by vabchmommy at 9:54 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • Mine, when she is old enough (she is 11 months) will be one minute for each year old, plus one.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 10:00 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • 1 min per year so almost 3 yrs old 3 min

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 10:23 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • The guide about a min. per year of age. Use your child's reaction to determine if this is effective.


    Answer by dreyamom at 12:29 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • just like they said a min per year cause any longer and they don't remember what they did wrong.

    Answer by mamanpnk at 1:25 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • okkk..i know thats what the rule is...but personally i dont think thats long enuff...maybe when theyre 2 and 3yr..but..i dunno, my 4 yr old gets timeouts for 8-10 minutes depending on what she did...and..her timeouts only start once her crying has stopped..and once her yelling has stopped..and slamming her stick her for a 4 minute timeout, shed still be crying once i let her dont agree with the 1 minute per age thing..

    Answer by alexis_06 at 2:02 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • I suppose it depends on how you manage your time outs. In our house, we have "think time" which means until he calms down. I don't use a timer or other time limitation because, for us, that's too arbitrary and doesn't place the emphasis on his ability to control himself and make good choices for his behavior.

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 9:37 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

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