Here are a few of the top mistakes parents often make when giving time outs.
1. Overuse. It's imperative that time outs are reserved for urgent matters (dangerous situations or unacceptable behaviors) There are times when a parent is
2. Talking to much. Once you get to the point of a timeout, there's no turning back meaning to discussion. The only thing you need to say is "you need to be in time out" in a stoic/non emotional manner.
3. Giving up too quickly. The initial timeouts are usually the most difficult. Once your child realizes what's expected (and what will be tolerated), they will give up and begin to stay in time out on their own, however, getting to that point can be brutal! I remember picking Sienna up and putting her back in time outs for 45 minutes the first few times I was using it. The good news, you won't have to do this every time. Also, you won't need to go to the gym after this work out!;)