- There are more effective ways to respond to kid’s misbehaviour than time-outs
- The goal of discipline in young children is to help them practise using the problem solving, empathetic, choice-making part of their brains
- By Tina Payne Bryson
There are far worse discipline tactics than time-outs, but I think that there are some alternatives that can be better in certain situations. Few children actually use their time-out time to reflect or calm down; in fact, it can even cause them to get more upset, depending on the child. I prefer some other approaches that require my kids to get more practice using the problem-solving, empathetic, choice-making part of their brains.
Here are a few alternatives to time outs:
Over 100 extra professional educational videos
Over 220 extra articles from our team of experts
already a skill for kids premium member? Sign in