I was at lunch a few weeks back with different female family members. Using time outs as a discipline came up and I said that I do use it, sparingly, but I do. I never did with my oldest two children as they just didn't need it but my youngest hits the ground running at 100mph every morning and for her, a time out is a good "chill little woman" time. It works... so I use it. And on rare occasion her older sister gets one as well.
My cousin was appaled but wouldn't explain what was sooooo wrong! Hahaa! So, what do you all think? She acted like I threw my kid in prison! Some days I'd like to! Hahaa! Seriously, she is 3 years old and she gets 3 minutes. She has usually chilled in that time enough that we can discuss her issue. If she didn't have that time I don't think she would be able to chill enough to grasp what I am saying. For real... Tazmanian wild child! Gotta love her tho!
on Jan. 4, 2013 at 4:01 PM