Topic: time out??
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October 14th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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we do time outs here and it's VERY hard when you start because they never really stay and you have to keep putting them back (that's how it was with Sarah anyway). but after a few times they start to get it. you really need to decide how you want to do time out and be consistent with it.
we only do time outs if she is doing something really "bad" and i usually give her about 3 warnings first, but if she hits she doesn't get a warning.
when she is in time out she cries, kicks and screams the whole time, but afterward she hugs me for a long time and is very apologetic and listens to me tell her why i put her in time out in the first place and we have a nice little chat. we're are now pretty much to the point where the threat of time out is enough to get her to behave.

good luck!
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