My daughter just turned two, but has the mind of a three year old if not older. Really, I'm not just saying that, she is incredibly smart. However she's also incredibly defiant and knows when she is doing something wrong (ie- drawing on the wall, spitting food out for no reason, etc).
Her father and I are concerned about starting time outs but feel it's necessary. I've heard a lot of things but don't feel too comfortable with her just sitting in her playpen crying (b/c eventually wouldn't she fall asleep?). We purchased a playpen with no other intent except for using it as her "time out" spot but I'm looking for advice as to when/where/how to do it?!? ha so please, anything would be greatly appreciated :)
Answer by lowencope at 12:41 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
I've raised 3 children and now have a 20 mo grandson and have never used time-outs. They are a form of punishments and punishments are not an effective form of discipline. They don't stop bad behavior and they don't teach good behavior. Kids get worse, they sneak, they lie, and they resent their parents.
There are so many ways to parent that are effective that punisments like time-outs, spanking, taking things away, ect. arn't needed. Parents can learn effective parenting techniques and communication skills and have well behaved children that you can take out in public without problems. Time-outs can be good for exhausted parents like on the mini-van commercial.
Answer by Gailll at 12:47 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
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