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When is it the right time to introduce timeout to a child?

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Asked by LeightonsMom924 at 1:05 AM on May. 31, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • With DD, we started at the age of 2, but because she was able to understand why and respond to the question of if she knew why she was in timeout. With DS, ( he's 4 and a half) we started after age 3, but DS is developmentally delayed and didn't fully understand his actions before that. You know your kids and I think you'll know when it's the right time for them.

    Answer by jalvarez626 at 1:09 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • Actual timeouts we started at about 2 1/2 but sending her to her room to calm down started around 16 mos.

    Answer by coala at 1:11 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • We did it at around two... DD understood...

    Answer by AyamiLove at 1:12 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • 2

    Answer by allybobally at 2:09 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • We started them around the time he turned 1.

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:14 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • Once the child can understand the idea, realize what he/she did, and is able to sit without getting too distratced. Most people say one minute for each year old. Not before 2 I would say.

    Answer by blackisbetter at 3:31 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • about 2 is when we started. Shes almost 2 1/2 now and knows EXCATLY what go to your room means and I explain to her why she is on a time out.

    Answer by shortycmlb at 5:05 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • around the age of 2

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 10:32 AM on May. 31, 2011

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