Jenna + 2! 34 kids; Australia 4425 posts
Apr 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 12 weeks with #3!:</b>" They dont have the brain development to know what they are doing is wrong but they do to be able to ... [snip!] ... been VERY effective on my son. If your not consistent, than no, they wont work. But thats because of the parent, not the child."</blockquote>

Agreed! Time outs work amazing for my twins! If your consistent to start with you only have to threaten it after a while and they stop the bad behaviour! My boys started at 18m corrected and they definitely understood. I make them say sorry (or give a hug if they can't talk) at the end and then they go off and play again.. I completely agree that it's the parents actions that dictate if it will be successful or not

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
Apr 28th '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" no, they wont sit and 'think about ... [snip!] ... take time out when things are getting stressful, but we do it together and in a nice loving way so that we both calm down."

When he was your sons age, he had a chair in his toy room, I just had him sit there. I was always close by, I was more teaching him about time outs at the age then using them for discipline.

Now at 3.5 he goes to the steps so he can be 'away from things' ...if he cant calm down he goes to his room for a break.