Creating a Time-Out Space

The space you choose for time-outs should be a safe place where your child is removed from things she likes. Take a look at the photos below.

Example 1

Can you find six problems in this time-out space?

Room

Example 2

This is a good space for time out. It is safe for your child and things that could be fun have been removed.

Room Fixed

You know your child better than anyone. Think about the things your child enjoys, and remove them from the time time-out space. Plan ahead for things your child might do to get your attention, and set up the space to make it safe for your child.

Page last reviewed: November 5, 2019