Time-In Instead of Time-Out (5-31-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:           You can use time-in instead of time-out.

Practice:         When a child does something today that deserves a “time-out,” try “time-in” instead. Sit the child down with you in a calm out-of-the-way place and get him to think about the situation.  The difference is you stay with him and help him do the thinking.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, ELLA SARAH GETS DRESSED.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at What it means when children say “No!”

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