Perhaps it’s time to re-think the way a timeout is used. Timeout is a popular behavior modification technique designed to punish unacceptable behavior. Much like the use of a penalty box in a hockey game, the absence from positive play is supposed to teach children to stop doing the behavior that got them sent there. However, it rarely works.
Judy Arnall, author of Discipline without Distress, explains at http://theattachedfamily.com/membersonly/?p=2455. Use the login provided to you in the fall/winter issue of The Attached Family magazine or at http://www.attachmentparenting.org/f...0688#post30688.