Children like attention from their parents. Attention can be both positive and negative. You can improve your child’s behavior by how you give attention. If you give your child any attention after a behavior, that behavior is more likely to happen again. Time-out works because it takes away all of your attention and other things your child likes when she misbehaves.
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