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    Tool 15 … Time-out

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    A summary of ideas for discussion

     

    • Time-out is a way of removing a child from a situation in order to allow for recovery or to correct a behaviour.

       

    • It’s worth making the effort to teach time-out as a good routine.

       

    • It is impossible to teach in the midst of correcting other major problems so use practice runs or small incidents to practice the time-out process with an appropriate, “Thank you” for going through with the time-out routine.

       

    • This is an RD tool

       

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.
‣‣‣ Henry Van Dyke

It’s worth making the effort to teach time out as a good routine. It is impossible to teach in the midst of correcting other major problems so use practice runs or small incidents to practice the time out process with an appropriate, "Thank you" for going through with the time-out routine.

It is important to note:

  • Time-out removes child from a deteriorating or stalemate situation … [ … JOIN for more member-only content]

 

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