A New Attitude: Updating Your Discipline Techniques

Use Time-Out for Cooling Off.

While time-out isn't going to be your main technique, it can still help your child settle down when emotions are running high. "Tell her, 'You're upset -- all we're going to do is help you calm down,'" says Dr. Sparrow. "Then have her go to her room until she's feeling more in control."

Originally published in the August 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

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