Time Outs

Sometimes the best way to cool off a child that is exhibiting bad behavior is with a time out. Here you'll learn how to effectively use time outs with toddlers and preschoolers, and see why some experts don't believe in giving time outs at all.

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North West Turned Her Time-Out Into a Spa Day, and It's Kind of Brilliant
Instead of stewing in her room, the 3-year-old daughter of Kim Kardashian West headed into her bathroom for a major spa sesh.
Common Time-Out Mistakes and How to Solve Them
Could this classic discipline technique actually make the situation worse? Learn what experts recommend, including a new and improved five-step technique for giving time-outs.
The Crucial Time Out Mistake You're Probably Making
A new study says many parents aren't using time-outs effectively.
6 Successful Time-Out Tactics
Whether it's your first attempt at using this method of discipline, or you've tried and been unsuccessful in the past, these pointers will help make time-outs effective.
Why Time-Out Is Out
Six experts explain why one of the most popular discipline tactics is also one of the most misused.
The Truth About Time-Out
A child in the throes of the terrible twos unquestionably needs limits. Is time-out the best way to set them?

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Rethinking Time-Outs
Why they're not always the best solution for your child.