My son will be a year old June 3rd. He sometimes has all out tantrums when he cant have what he wants and I would like to use time out as discipline but am not sure what to make the time out. I have read about a lot of people taking them to their crib for 1 minute or until the fit is over but I am worried about him thinking his crib is a "bad" place. He goes to sleep on his own and likes to lay in his bed and talk to his bear and I really don't want to spoil that. Any suggestions? Does it need to be something like a crib that he is not able to get out of on his own or can it be any designated area to be successful?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
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Answer by ThrivingMom at 2:48 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Honey, you need to learn about child development. You don't do time-outs with an 11 month old.
Time outs don't work well at any age. They don't stop bad behavior and they don't teach good behavior. Children's behavior gets worse, they like and sneak, and they resent their parents. Hitting, popping (code for hitting), taking things away, ect don't work. They are all forms of punishment and psychologists know this is not an effective way to parent.
Answer by Gailll at 2:48 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
A good first book about toddlers is Love & Limits by Elizabeth Crary.
It sounds like you are having power struggles with your baby. You need to learn to interact with your child in ways to avoid problems. Pay attention and anticipate situations that might cause issues. Baby proof the house so baby can move around freely.
Answer by Gailll at 2:52 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
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