Time out question...

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Registered: 07-30-2011
Time out question...
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 5:35pm

We do time out for my DS that is a newer 6.  One min per year of age. 

Staying in timeout isn't the problem.  He is good about going to his time out chair and staying there.  The problem is he screams and yells at the top of his lungs for the entire 6 min.  He calls people names and makes rude comments.  So far we all just ignore him until his time is up but boy do our ears ring.

Today I started that if he screams in time out then the time out turns into a nap in his bed.  What do you think?  Should I do this, or go back to ignoring his yelling.


Thanks, Sue

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 08-17-2012 - 2:56pm
We would do the same thing as mom_ladybug, if they are misbehaving in time out or get out of their time out space, than we'd reset the timer. It might be painful for the parents the first few times, but they tend to catch on quick. Our psychologist suggested not only starting it over, but adding a minute every time you reset it.