Posts tagged '1-2-3 Magic: Timeouts'

​ Ask Dr. Phelan: Timeout Tantrums


We have a question today from Emily, and it’s got a little trick to it. Emily is an occupational therapist.

Q: A two-year-old boy won’t stay in his timeout chair.

She says, “I’m trying to help one of my families implement this program with a toddler that is 26 months old. The mother has stated that she has used a timeout chair; however, the boy will not stay seated, so she feels like she has to hold him on the spot to keep him there.

February 28, 2019

Ask Dr. Phelan: Aggressive in Timeout

Today we have a question from Erin who has her hands full.

Q: What should I do with a child who gets aggressive when it’s time for a timeout?

She writes, “I have a four-year-old who gets very aggressive when he gets to a three-count and needs a timeout. He does not go willingly to his room for the timeout, and he gets angry, scratches, hits, and pulls my hair when I attempt to escort him to timeout. If I do get him to his room, he'll kick the door for the duration of his timeout...

February 28, 2019

1-2-3 Magic Ask the Expert: How Do I Handle a Child Who Sees Timeout as a Joke?

Question of the Week:

How do I handle a 3 year old who sees timeout as a game and does not listen? He laughs, constantly tries to run away, and does not sit still. I feel I spend more time trying to wrestle with him in time out and he does not benefit from learning what he did wrong. I finally pulled the pack and play out just to confine him for 3 minutes.

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February 9, 2017
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