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An Effective Alternative to Time Out

While timeouts are considered quite effective, they don’t always provide the best solution. If your child struggles to sit still, compliance can be difficult. A challenging child may find it exciting to run Mom ragged. Some children are extremely sensitive to timeout isolation. Some parents find just as distressing. Any of these scenarios can increase frustration levels which in turn reduces the likelihood a timeout is applied correctly.

Even if timeout works wonders in your household, an alternative tactic may offer a better fit in certain circumstances. What if timeout provided the necessary tools to help your child calm down? Traditional timeout proponents may disagree, but some believe a more effective “timeout” enables children to self-soothe.

Supportive Discipline



Increase Cooperation


Change Negative Behavior



Help Your Child Manage Emotions


Match Each Child’s Unique Needs



Reduces Stress


What You’ll Get: 

Achieve Life Balance’s Signature:
Short, but power-packed Videos
Less than 5 minutes  (we know you’re busy!)

Supportive Worksheet for Personal Insight (Optional)



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Susan Graham

Susan Graham and Achieve Life Balance, LLC, B.A. Michigan State University, Parent and Family Educator, Title 1 Parent Involvement Coordinator (Huron Valley Schools), Parent and Family Workshop Creator and Facilitator Currently working toward CFLE certification (Certified Family Life Educator) Author and Journalist