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

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