- Paperback: 159 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Books; 1 edition (September 1, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425129438
- ISBN-13: 978-0425129432
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Time-Out for Toddlers: Positive Solutions to Typical Problems in Children Paperback – September 1, 1991
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As soon as I read this, I perfected the skill immediately. It's an excellent book. I didn't even finish reading it---only read it halfway and then leant it to my friend who had a child who she was too soft on, who had terrible tantrums as a result. I bought a timer in Walmart with a spring for 3.00 and placed this on the dresser, chose a spot (the bed in our one bedroom condo) with the door open, and put the timer on for the number of minutes of her age (2 years old, then 2 minutes to sit on the bed). Read the book---it goes on to explain how to do this. After only 2 times of doing it, and being consistant, it worked. My daughter is so obedient and afraid of timeout. It's as if I hit her, like my mother did when she disciplined me over 20 years ago. There are secrets taught in this book that I never realized. Timeout's absolutely a great concept. Yes, some people just look at me as if I'm crazy in the caribbean (where they still hit their chidren in daycares and schools with their hand, belt, etc) but it's beginning to be taught there as well, to begin introducing timeouts to the educated caregiver. Great concept. Great book.
....update....now it is 6 years later (2013), my child is 9 years old, and I will comment looking back. Time-outs are excellent for children, regardless of age. I don't use timeouts anymore, but looking at some situations, I suppose I should. My child is quite well-behaved, and I think I can credit information received like this book. Recently my daughter and I watched "SuperNanny" on youtube (never seen it on television) where timeouts are recommended. My daughter asked me "mommy did you use timeouts on me?" Oh yes, child, and thought of this book. The key with timeouts is to be consistent and not raise your voice with your child. You keep your cool, and then ask for an apology, reminding them at the end of the timeout (asking the child to tell you is even better) why they were in timeout, and for a "sorry mommy, I'll try not to do it again" or similar.
The second half of the book dealt with topics not directly related to the "how" of using time-out. Since the title is "Time-out for Toddlers" I wanted to book to focus directly on time-out. I did not want to read about case studies or daily dilemmas, or siblings or independent play. If a text advertises itself as discussing a certain topic I want to read about that topic. Also, the author suggested swatting the child if the child did not follow the time-out procedure. If I wanted to swat the child I would not be looking for alternative behavior methods. I believe that parents who want to use time-out are NOT interested in hitting their children.