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A friend was over yesterday and my ds is very clingy, especially when there are new people in the house that he's not used to. He's 14 months and she said when her ds was that age she'd put him in time out. That's the first I've ever heard a 14 month old being in time out. Thoughts??
by on May. 10, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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Diane1223
by Member on May. 12, 2013 at 3:52 PM
I don't agree with time out for that reason...
graycalico
by on May. 12, 2013 at 3:56 PM
Developmentally they don't understand timeout until age two.

Quoting kss12:

I mean at 14 months.. Is time out even an option? I've never ever thought about time out for him ever.




Quoting Mandamom1:

for being clingy? no not a good reason


KITTYCAT1
by Bronze Member on May. 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM

I start time outs at around 2 if they need them for bad behavior (biting, hitting, etc). Being clingy is NOT a good reason for timeouts. A clingy toddler needs attention, not to be put separately and punished, smh. 

angela.bouchard
by Angela on May. 12, 2013 at 5:09 PM

It's not something I would do.

kss12
by on May. 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM
I didn't think clingy was a good reason. I don't mind him being clingy.. But when someone else says something that sticks with you it makes you question things. Especially being that I'm a first time mom, I question everything!


Quoting KITTYCAT1:

I start time outs at around 2 if they need them for bad behavior (biting, hitting, etc). Being clingy is NOT a good reason for timeouts. A clingy toddler needs attention, not to be put separately and punished, smh. 


kss12
by on May. 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM
I didn't think he would understand it. How are you supposed to explain time outs to a 14 month old? Made no sense :)


Quoting graycalico:

Developmentally they don't understand timeout until age two.



Quoting kss12:

I mean at 14 months.. Is time out even an option? I've never ever thought about time out for him ever.






Quoting Mandamom1:

for being clingy? no not a good reason



kss12
by on May. 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM
It's not something I'm comfortable doing either!


Quoting angela.bouchard:

It's not something I would do.


graycalico
by on May. 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Exactly. Sounds like your friend doesn't even understand it yet. Haha

Quoting kss12:

I didn't think he would understand it. How are you supposed to explain time outs to a 14 month old? Made no sense :)




Quoting graycalico:

Developmentally they don't understand timeout until age two.





Quoting kss12:

I mean at 14 months.. Is time out even an option? I've never ever thought about time out for him ever.








Quoting Mandamom1:

for being clingy? no not a good reason



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