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My 2 year old thinks that time-outs are fun, what's a good alternative??


Asked by Jannell at 7:45 PM on Jun. 24, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • As long as she sits there and when she is done, she apologizes, there's nothing wrong with her being upbeat about it. It's not about making them sad/cry, it's about teaching them they're gonna have to stop playing and go sit, when they do such and such.

    Answer by TXdanielly at 8:42 PM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • dont make it fun try the corner they need to know that they are wrong

    Answer by fwatts4591 at 7:48 PM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • make her do a chore

    Answer by help1231563 at 7:55 PM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • My daughter does too.I have found that as long as she knows what she did was wrong I am not bothered that she just sits there.

    Answer by cece122704 at 9:19 PM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • Ahaha! That's sorta funny. :D

    I don't know... just find something (safe) that she hates.

    Answer by thelovehater at 9:30 PM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • Have her sit on her hands OR have her sit/stand in the corner with her nose by the wall where she can't see anything. Time outs are really just for removing a child from a naughty or dangerous situation... so don't stop doing them. Make adjustments so that she's taking them seriously though.

    Answer by crazysocks830 at 9:58 PM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • First you need to find out what his "currency" is ...What he likes best in the world...then take that away until he does what is expected. My kids love tv...I take it away, when they are not behaving or to have them do there chores. It works!!!

    Answer by MommasCooCoo at 10:21 PM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • take the toys away :)say you will take them away, until the behavior changes. then do it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on Jun. 24, 2008