Posted by: urbanadventurertales | November 4, 2009

Twin Tuesday: Time-out

The past 2 weeks, we’ve started putting the boys in “time-out” in the glider chair in their room.  It took about 3-4 times before they both started to understand the concept.

We use it to help curb the whining/attitude issues.  If they are getting whiny or having bad attitudes we’ll ask them if they need to go to “time-out”.  If they stop, then we’ll keep playing.  But if they continue we take them to the room, put them on the chair and turn our back until they stop crying (*note that the first 5 times of doing this resulting in multiple attempts on their part to climb out of the chair).  Once they’ve stopped crying, we ask if they’re ready to have a good attitude, give a hug, and have them repeat, “Okay mommy (or daddy).”

So, the past 2 days, my interaction with M has gone something like this:

“M, you’re being really whiny.  Do you need to go to time-out?”

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He will then turn around and walk to his room

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Climb into the chair

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and wait for me to come in and ask if he’s ready to have a good attitude

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Yep!  I think it’s fairly safe to say that he enjoys going to time-out.

Wish I could say the same thing for this little nose-picker…

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He still cries everytime I take him to time-out, although he stops within about 10 seconds of sitting in the chair.  Mission accomplished on both ends I suppose!



  1. totally adorable!

  2. Oh my gosh those faces!!!!! Bring them here NOW!

  3. How DO you keep a straight face!!!

  4. It sounds like they’re doing great…better than my niece who screamed bloody murder at every time out. lol! I love the look on M’s face when he’s sitting in the chair. hehe! They are both just too cute!

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