Whenever I put him into time out, he lays down and rolls all over the floor. I put him back into the corner and just rolls away again. We could potentially do this dance forever! I usually get tired of putting him back so I put him into his crib instead. I'm concerned that he is viewing his crib as a punishment now because of it. How can I get him to stay put in a time out spot so that I don't have to use his crib?
Answer by robinann5 at 2:16 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
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Answer by 3rdDay at 12:57 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
If you give up then HE WINS...you have to be consistent and if it takes an hour to get him to do his one min/year of age in time out, then it takes an hour...because guess what? Next time, it might only take 30 mins..and after a couple of times, he will get the message that Mama means it! Now I don't know how old your child is, maybe he isn't old enough to get the idea of 'time out' right now...if that's the case, then maybe you can try something different. Time out didn't click for mine until she was probably 2 1/2 or so. She just didn't get what the deal was. Consistency is the key. And using what I call 'your MAMA voice'...tone of voice can get a lot of points across. Make sure you are speaking in the right tone. Just keep at it..they get the message--eventually.
Answer by SimplyLaine at 1:09 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
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