Timeout for Grandparents and Grandchildren. Most children will benefit from time-out as a form of discipline. Time-out is a loss-of-privilege discipline. Time-outs must be consistently to be effective. When time-out is used for discipline, it is brief and less emotional and abusive than other forms of discipline.
Time-Out: A Form of Discipline for Grandparents and Grandchildren. Table of Contents
A Discipline Series written or compiled by Jan Wilson
Time-out serves as a penalty because it involves loss of privilege. It takes the grandchild away from the action and attention rather than the action or attention away from the child.
Time-out serves as a cooling-off period for both grandparent and grandchild.
1-2-3 Magic, Training Your Child to Do What You Want: Good gift for your grandchild’s parents! Or buy a copy for both of you.
If this excellent form of discipline appeals to you, get the whole story by buying Phelan’s book . In addition to very thorough coverage of his counting method for time-out, Phelan also includes a section for teachers, a section for more serious stop-behaviors, such as lying, stealing, or playing with fire, and a section for start-behavior tactics.
This book is a must-read for parents and grandparents of children aged two up to early teens.
If your grandchild is nearing the teen years, you might want to invest in another good book by Thomas Phelan, Surviving Your Adolescents. Phelan has also written about self-esteem in children and dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD). His combined knowledge allows him great insight into teens. In the book on adolescence, Dr. Phelan gives a step-by-step approach that helps end hassles while allowing parents and children to keep their self-respect. This book abounds with concrete solutions to life with a teen-ager.
It is also available in cassette for those of us who need to save time.