* * * * Re-blogging this one about how we seek to handle situations if our girls do something we don’t want them to do. Theory first, action steps near the end… * * * *
Previously, I posted about time-outs and the disservice I think they do to parent-child relations, and to children’s sense of security, as well as, the miserable failure of time-outs to effectively teach children anything about how we would prefer that they act, react, or consider others (when they act). I thought that this might cause a more noteworthy uproar than it actually did, but perhaps the relative reticence I met was more indicative of its effect than any particular argument would have been. The general silence notwithstanding, there were two comments I wanted to take some time to address today.
The first one comes from Michelle Purvey, Psy.D.. She writes:
Although I have recommended time-outs and used time-outs with my own children, I agree with your stance on time-outs. My time-outs (even for myself) are for break/rest/calm-down time, for a few minutes, on a chair/couch in the same room…
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