5 Alternatives to “Time Out” by Carrots Are Orange

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 5 Alternatives to “Time Out”

~:: Carrots Are Orange ::~

Alternatives to Time OutWe’ve all been “there”. Our child is spiraling out of our control. Then we must discipline. My husband and I want to be positive but I find constantly seeking the “yes” challenging. So I have to practice every day. I started to make lists of tips for myself as gentle reminders. One such list includes “alternatives to the ‘time out’. You see, before I had children, I witnessed the brilliance of my friends who executed the “time out”. Force the child to sit alone, think about his misdeed, calm down, and join us again. Easy. Then I had children. I tried time outs. My gut told me there had to be a better way.

ABOUT MARNIE: Marnie writes Carrots Are Orange, a blog she started in 2010 after the birth of her first son. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living in Seattle with her husband and two young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Marnie can be found on Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest,  and Google +.