Time-outs are used to punish and shame, but a calm-down helps kids deal with intense emotions. Calm-downs are a healthy and positive discipline approach for both parents and children. Love this guide for parents!

Time-outs are used to punish and shame, but a calm-down helps kids deal with intense emotions. Calm-downs are a healthy and positive discipline approach for both parents and children. Love this guide for parents!

For the day this is used to guide behavior. If they act sassy or have a bad behavior they will get one red time out sticker. If they do a good deed they get a yellow smiley face sticker.

For the day this is used to guide behavior. If they act sassy or have a bad behavior they will get one red time out sticker. If they do a good deed they get a yellow smiley face sticker.

We have a "calm down" spot and a "time out" spot. I like this for calming down but seems too much like a reward in time out.

We have a "calm down" spot and a "time out" spot. I like this for calming down but seems too much like a reward in time out.

An effective alternative to time out, "time to yourself" helps kids deal with social stress, learn positive coping behavior and self-regulation.

An effective alternative to time out, "time to yourself" helps kids deal with social stress, learn positive coping behavior and self-regulation.

Toy Time-Out!  Brilliant!  Download this free printable too!  I love this direction of parenting, with child discipline! http://fantabulosity.com

Toy Time-Out! Brilliant! Download this free printable too! I love this direction of parenting, with child discipline! http://fantabulosity.com

Time out chair - replace "ugly", of course. (What the fuck were these people thinking, sowing the seeds of body image related insecurities like that!?)

Time out chair - replace "ugly", of course. (What the fuck were these people thinking, sowing the seeds of body image related insecurities like that!?)

Punishing children is a fraught, occasionally necessary task. I know we live in a time of positive rewards and encouraging good behavior rather than punishing the bad. But toddlers are basically tiny psychopaths who will destroy you. Don’t believe me? Just trying blocking a two-year-old’s access to bleach. They will scream, cry and maybe bite you—all because you wouldn’t let them dose themselves in a corrosive chemical. If you don’t want to get the bleach out for this experiment, just try…

Punishing children is a fraught, occasionally necessary task. I know we live in a time of positive rewards and encouraging good behavior rather than punishing the bad. But toddlers are basically tiny psychopaths who will destroy you. Don’t believe me? Just trying blocking a two-year-old’s access to bleach. They will scream, cry and maybe bite you—all because you wouldn’t let them dose themselves in a corrosive chemical. If you don’t want to get the bleach out for this experiment, just try…

Simple discipline technique - being positive! I used to give time-out after time-out and this is more effective for my 6-year-old. I count 1-2-3 before moving his name down to give him a chance to correct. And an end-of-day reward is great incentive to stay in the 'Happy zone'.

Simple discipline technique - being positive! I used to give time-out after time-out and this is more effective for my 6-year-old. I count 1-2-3 before moving his name down to give him a chance to correct. And an end-of-day reward is great incentive to stay in the 'Happy zone'.

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