February 23, 2022

Time-outs are an often misunderstood and misused technique for discipline. Here are a few quick ways to explain time-outs to caregivers:

  1. It’s a pause or body break, not a punishment.
  2. It’s meant to interrupt physically aggressive behavior only.
  3. It’s short: 30-60 seconds.
  4. Time-outs are not a replacement for caregiver soothing.
  5. Learning to pause and calm down takes practice and consistency.


See this video for more information: