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How do you give a time out?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Make it immediate

To be effective the time out should be given immediately after the unwanted behavior is displayed.
The child should be taken aside (although not with force) and talking in a firm (not yelling) voice told why the behavior was wrong. They should then sit in a place where they cannot play with toys for a number of minutes (a good rule of thumb is min= age in years to child).

In brief: Make it immediate

To be effective the time out should be given immediately after the unwanted behavior is displayed.
The child should be taken aside (although not with force) and talking in a firm (not yelling) voice told why the behavior was wrong. They should then sit in a place where they cannot play with toys for a number of minutes (a good rule of thumb is min= age in years to child).
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics

In brief: Time out

You should start to implement time out around the age 18 months to 2 years.
Assign time out chair and mat, preferably in a common area of the house, may ne kitchen area. Set rules in the house before so the child wil be aware. Be consistent; the same behavior do the same response. Count to three before you put in time out. And remember: do time out according to the age: 2 years: 2 minutes, 3 years.

In brief: Time out

You should start to implement time out around the age 18 months to 2 years.
Assign time out chair and mat, preferably in a common area of the house, may ne kitchen area. Set rules in the house before so the child wil be aware. Be consistent; the same behavior do the same response. Count to three before you put in time out. And remember: do time out according to the age: 2 years: 2 minutes, 3 years.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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