My son stayed home with me again today so that he could continue to heal and so that I could make sure that he was fever free before sending him back to daycare. He acts like he is feeling much better today and his fever finally broke last night. Thank goodness, I don’t like it when my baby doesn’t feel good. This morning when I woke him up, he was cranky so I decided to put him down for an early nap. I thought that a nap would help his mood when he woke up, but I was wrong.
It seemed as if I couldn’t make him happy for more than a few minutes at a time. When he is feeling normal, he will often play by himself for a few minutes or even watch TV. But today was far from a normal day, he started throwing temper tantrums instead of playing with his toys.
When he throws a temper tantrum, we normally send him to time out for a few minutes until he stops crying or throwing his fit. Most of the time sending him to time out gets his attention and he will stop throwing his fit. Using time out is a great way to modify your child’s behavior and allow them to think about what they are doing wrong. However, it is important that you don’t make them sit in time out way too long. I have always used what experts believe is a considerable amount of time for a young child to sit in time out.
Disclosure: These tips are based on my own personal experience. They may or may not work for your family. Please consult your child’s doctor, a child psychologist, or behavioral expert for additional help.
Ways To Make Time Out Effective Tool for Discipline
Time out is an effective tool that parents can use to modify their child’s unwanted behaviors. It is important that you make a designated spot for time out so that you can make it uncomfortable for them in order to deter them from getting sent to timeout for their unwanted behaviors. Time out can be frustrating to parents, especially, when you are first implementing its use. Some children will get up or slide out of their chair several times before they decide to sit still. If your child gets out of time out, make sure that you put them back immediately.