Is Time-out Really Out?
By Parenting for Brain
Although decades of research shows that it is an effective form of discipline, time-out is not recommended by most parenting experts
That's because 85% of parents use time-out the wrong way
Time-out’s full name is
Time Out From Positive Reinforcement
It is a procedure that briefly removes a child from a reinforcing environment to a non-reinforcing setting
Time-out is not meant to be a
It shouldn't be accompanied by berating, belittling, or shaming
It is also NOT a time to "reflect" or "think about what you did"
2015 study looked at 100+ respected websites and found that NO website included complete and accurate time-out instructions
Time-out is a good teaching tool
IF used correctly