Is Time-Out Outdated?
Date(s) - Nov 15, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Time-out or time-away is often used as a means to discipline children in child care. It is important to refine the understanding of this technique and propose alternative ways of not only guiding the behaviour but also to focus on understanding the triggers and elements that cause it. Understanding the context of behaviour will present educators with an alternative approach to guidance and at the same time offer the child an array of problem solving skills, including the ability to self-regulate over time. Even though sometimes to sit in solitude for a few moments is all a child needs to switch gears, labeling it as time-out will tend to impose “self-control.” This lacks key understanding of behavior challenges rather than an opportunity to learn how to cope with frustration and modify undesired behaviour.
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