"Using Time-Out: What Would You Do?" Activity Scenario 4

Timeout

You send your child to time-out for hitting you, but she refuses to go and whines and resists.

What Would You Do?

Dragging or pulling her to time-out teaches your child aggression is the right response to being hit. This option could also hurt you or your child. Try a different choice.

If you don’t follow through with a time-out, your child learns hitting you is okay. You may need to first cool down and think about how to respond before following through with a time-out. Try a different choice.

Good choice! If she resists more, you can also carry her to time-out with her face turned away from you, holding her under the arms and around the chest. The “barrel carry” is an efficient and safe way to get your child to the time-out spot.

Page last reviewed: November 5, 2019