The "time-out" is easily the most common disciplinary tool we use as parents, and for good reason. They're gentle, easy to administer in almost any situation, and they're simple for your little one to understand.
At least that was my experience with them.
But I talk to a lot of parents who say their kids don't respond to time-outs. Either they don't deter their child's bad behavior, or they're concerned about the message they're sending by sentencing their child to a period of silence and stillness for a minute or two.
In today's episode, we're looking at the various approaches to time-outs, which ones I find to be most effective, and why.