Not everyone likes the idea of time-out – but it’s actually been proven to work, when used correctly.

Time-out can be misunderstood, or seen as a form of punishment, but it’s really a strategy to help kids build self-control and keep their emotions in check.


  • Acknowledges the behavior will not be tolerated
  • Cuts down on the attention your child gets for acting up
  • Provides parents with an effective way to use discipline without emotional rejection, threats, or physical punishment
Is there another way?

Physical force, repeated instructions or threats don’t get the job done and can be problematic for your child in other ways.

After following the tips in this program, you’ll find that time-out is a highly effective tool for dealing with misbehavior and helps build happier, healthier, children and families.