I've tried time out with my 16 month old, but no matter how many time I put him back in the chair he gets up. And when he does sit the time out, he will go straight back to doing what he did before. I think maybe he just doesn't understand. What age do you think they start understanding?Answer Question
Answer by Jademom07 at 4:01 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 4:03 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by DarkFaery131 at 4:04 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:04 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 4:04 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
A time-out is a form of punishment and is not a good parenting tool. When you are parenting think about what you are doing. Does it stop bad behavior, does it teach good behavior? Time-outs do neither. They teach kids to sneak, lie, "not listen", "back talk", and resent adults. If you learn good parenting skills form the beginning you can have a well behavied child you can take anywherer and not need time-outs.
Authoritative parenting is the most effective style of parenting. You can go to google and read more about it.
Answer by Gailll at 4:10 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by keyaziz at 4:20 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 4:22 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
We used bedroom/crib time (sort of like time-out) starting at 17 months with our twins, and it worked great. We didn't send them to their rooms exclusively though for everything. For instance, if they threw food, we took the food. If they threw a toy, we took the toy. But, if they hit, bit, went someplace they weren't allowed to be, or threw a fit they went to their crib. We didn't give them warnings about the rules they were expected to follow, and within two weeks we didn't have to do it very often. There is more to it than just the action of putting them somewhere, there is also the way that you do it and the words that use that make a difference. The method we have used is called Love & Logic, and it has really worked well for us.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 4:26 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by burderopkid at 4:31 PM on Jul. 22, 2010