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Time Out vs Time In

There’s lots of ideas out there about how to consequence kids.  Should they be spanked? Scolded? Yelled at? Grounded? Put in time out? This article talks about the idea of time ins.  A time in is a way to connect with your child and help them regulate their emotions while also teaching about the desired behavior in a way the child can hear.  Placing a child in time out has been a popular alternative to spanking.  This method may not always work and may not be appropriate for every child.  Remember- we are trying to build healthy connections with our children.  Take a look at this article from Positive Parenting Connection to get an overview of time ins.

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