Discipline and the young toddler
October 28, 2006 1:29am CST
What methods of discipline work for an 18 month old child? I have been told to put her in time out, but dont believe that would work for a child so young. What do you guys do?
• United States
28 Oct 06
Time out will work for a child that young. They do understand as long as you: give them a warning, explain what is wrong/why and what will happen the next time, BE CONSISTENT (this is where most parents fail big time), and follow-through. One-minute is all he/she needs in time out. If they come out, put them back in. Keep it up until they stay put for their time. After, explain again what was wrong/why/what will happen next time. Did I mention Consistency is KEY!!? :) Good luck.