Time Out

With so many discipline strategies for children, time-out remains the most popular and effective technique for parents to use. In this video, Dr. Koontz will provide you with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions to teach you the discipline strategy of time-out. Understanding the secrets to an effective time-out will increase your confidence and your child’s compliance. (20:7)

This video will answer the following questions:

  1. What is time-out?
  2. Is the time-out technique different based on age?
  3. How do I decide which behaviors warrant a time-out?
  4. What is the best way to give an effective time-out?
  5. What should I do if time-out doesn’t work?

Recommended Populations

The suggestions in this video are appropriate for use by parents of children ages 1 to 6. Time-outs are an effective discipline strategy for almost all children, even those with developmental delays. If you follow these recommended strategies diligently and they are still not effective in producing a satisfactory time-out, please consult with a clinical child psychologist in your area.