Time outs/Calm downs
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|Tue, 05-06-2003 - 7:56am|
Time outs usually end in a 2 hour temper tantrum. One of the guys there, a psychologist gave us a suggestion, that instead of allowing Jamie to reach the point where he's going to hit someone rate his intensity level from 0 being very calm to 5 agressive and violent, and catch him before he passes 3 and get him to take a 1 minute cool off or calm down, whatever we wanted to call it.
He said the object of this exercise was to teach him to know when he's reaching the explosion level so that he can put himself in "cool off" before he acts out.
They said it could take years before he recognises the signs in himself, but that it would be huge in self-esteem building in the end.
Anyone else ever try this?