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Alternatives to time out

(4 Posts)
petuniastar Mon 10-Mar-14 11:18:20

Have put 3yr old in time out trice this morning - yelling at bro so he cried(wouldn't stop) and deliberately distracting baby when having bottle (piling toys on us etc) I gave warnings but he wouldn't stop .feeling so strewed by it sll

StarGazeyPond Mon 10-Mar-14 18:43:18

Withdrawing your attention is absolutely the correct way to go. He'll get there in the end.

ZuleikaD Mon 10-Mar-14 18:48:36

I don't use timeout except for violence - eg hitting or biting. Accompanied Thinking Time can be helpful - have you read Positive Discipline? It's very good. It sounds as though your DS is missing you, and perhaps missing cuddles - how about making some time for him to try and prevent the behaviour rather than coming up with other punishments.

poocatcherchampion Mon 10-Mar-14 21:28:42

what zuleika said

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