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Do you choose minutes for time-outs based upon age?

Time-outs don't work with my daughter, but I'm wondering what you do.

 
_Tam_

Asked by _Tam_ at 1:24 PM on Oct. 30, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Yep. My daughter sits in time-out for two minutes because she's two. Unless what she did was really bad, then she sits in time-out for double, maybe even triple the time.
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 4:26 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • They sit in time out for there age. They work great here.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 1:25 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Time outs aren't the most effective discipline for my almost 5 year old, but I do make her sit for her age when she does go in time out.
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 1:29 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Yep. My 3 yo sits for 3 mins, 4yo sits for 4 mins...

    We do this with a lot of things... Timeouts aren't the greatest form of discipline, but they still make a point and do tend to curb SOME things in my kids, although usually they are more of a warning that something more is coming...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:30 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • When they are young we do
    kileighsmommie

    Answer by kileighsmommie at 2:48 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • I have done that but what works better is sending him to his bed and he needs to stay there until he can change his behavior
    alotleft2do

    Answer by alotleft2do at 4:16 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • TAKE AWAY HER FAVORITE THINGS THAT'S WHAT I DO. I HAVE A 10 YR OLD AND SHE IS A HANDFUL AT TIMES. BUT I'VE LEARNED TO TAKE HER FAVORITE THINGS AWAY FROM HER UNTIL SHE CAN PROVE SHE'LL DO BETTER GOOD LUCK
    roxannschild

    Answer by roxannschild at 5:28 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

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