Topic: time out??
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October 15th, 2010, 07:12 PM
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I started them with Brayden about 4-5 weeks ago. I was really at the end of my rope and didn't know what to do - he was blatantly ignoring me and doing things he knew were no-nos even with me standing right there.
I put his little foam couch behind his dad's recliner and had him sit there and it was totally counter-productive because then we were fighting over him staying on the couch. So I took a baby gate and blocked off our entryway (a very short hallway by the coat closet, I can see all the way down from our living room) and put him there. The difference was amazing and it happened fast. He responds to the separation aspect of the timeout (he's only in there for 60-90 seconds at his age) and so it's really worked for us, though I understand why others are hesitant to use timeouts.

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