Toddlers making Trouble:  11 Alternatives to Time Outs

Toddlers making Trouble: 11 Alternatives to Time Outs

Alternatives to Punishment, Parenting, Toddlers 12- 36 months
Toddlers don’t really mean to be making trouble, they spend their days trying to understand and discover their environment, their place and space in the world. They are growing and learning how to coordinate their bodies and regulate impulses. Just about every day, toddlers make mistakes, they create messes and do things that are sometimes hard for us parents to comprehend and then – gasp - they do it all over again! Often, it’s hard to know how to best handle the messy, sassy, yucky situations. Time outs are so popular in the toddler years, yet just placing a toddler in the corner or on a naughty chair is unlikely to prevent a re-occurance as toddlers will not really learn by pouting all alone, in fact they might feel upset,…
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