My Photo


  • Name Badge

NaBloPoMo Bloggers

Blog Visitors

« Big boy bed | Main | By the way... »

October 07, 2007



I was just re-reading this one, as I heard Jason putting Tiegan in her 10th time out (I swear) today, for "not listening". It must be a guy thing!


i reserve time outs for the major stuff..other wise i pretty much just redirect.


We've noticed that TO are becoming a little more frequent as well. I've been trying "let's go talk" and take him my room, on my bed, and I tell him what I expected of him and that he didn't listen. I make him repeat what it is that I want done of him. Kinda like a little pep talk before we go back into the living room and do what we are suppose to do. I've been using these and even Lukas is starting to pick up on it. If he knows that he just did something wrong, and got the look from me, He will ask me "Go Talk?" Its so freaking cute, but I can't crack a smile, as I am suppose to be an unhappy mom about this situation. That way we aren't always putting Lukas in TO for everything, we are using that less frequently and save it for the throwing, hitting and more deserving reasons. And maybe this will even teach him, that if you aren't getting what you want, then you talk it out and review things rather than throwing a fit and no discussion said.

Michelle Sauer

We reserve time outs for really bad things, like hitting her sister, or standing on the chair, etc. When it comes to not listening, I usually just get her to focus on me and tell her what needs to be done. It seems to work well, but everything takes time, and they are pretty young! So, don't expect perfection.


I'm not an expert on this sort of thing (yet - lol), but I agree with the listening thing. Kids have such a short attention span as it is, that is it were me, I would keep the T.O's to throwing, hitting, etc... If P is anything like Gavin, he gets focused and tunes me out as it is. Good luck! Let us know how it goes.


I do agree with you that children need discipline even at his age. However, I wouldn't over use the time outs. They might lose their effectiveness. Maybe you could continue to take things away from him, talk sternly, etc. Just be consistent. Hope this helps.

The comments to this entry are closed.