Time in vs. Time out? Allons-y Due January 29; 2 kids; Utah 2310 posts17th Aug
Has anyone tried this? I just heard about it for the first time and am very curious about if it made a difference or not. It sounds like a good idea and I would like to try it with DD who is 3. Any mommas out there switch and want to share their stories? TIA!
¿ ¼ ¿ 4 kids; Memphis, Tennessee 72984 postsstatus 17th Aug
Well I don't use timeout, sometimes I do what would be considered time in. I think you just have to go by your LO's cues, if they're just generally grumpy, melting down, and need to connect with you then I think you should get to their level, or bring them to yours and reconnect with them instead of putting them in timeout or whatever other punishment someone might use.
ThreeLittleBirds 3 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 889 posts17th Aug
I use this method daily but had no idea it had a name. Lol. When my son is having a rough time or is acting up at home I stop all activities and take him to the sofa and we relax and watch a movie and talk about behavior. I hold him and kiss and hug him and ask him questions about his behavior. He instantly calms down and is refocused. Sometimes he will even nap. I call it "reeling them in". I've done this with all three of my kids for years. Works like a charm.
Allons-y Due January 29; 2 kids; Utah 2310 posts17th Aug
Quoting ThreeLittleBirds:" I use this method daily but had no idea it had a name. Lol. When my son is having a rough time or is ... [snip!] ... he will even nap. I call it "reeling them in". I've done this with all three of my kids for years. Works like a charm."
That's good :) in the past if my DD became really upset we would have her go lay in bed until she calmed down and she would come out when she had stopped and was much happier and would act just fine. With this pregnancy nothing has been working but this sounds like it might be the answer. I'm hoping!