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Keeping the Peace at Home

With all of the “togetherness” of summer, it can be a challenge to keep harmony in your house. With the e-book, “I’ve Had It: Six Surefire Ways to Keep the Peace at Home”, I outline the specific steps you can take to create a cooperative, peaceful environment at home. As a bonus, there are interactive worksheets that accompany each chapter that allow you to work through the steps online and create your own tools for success.

Take a peek at this excerpt:

Frequently Asked Questions About Time-Out

  • What if my child won’t go or stay in time-out? If your child does not go or stay into time-out, s/he does not earn any privileges until the time-out has been served. This means your child can’t play with toys, watch TV, go on the computer,
play video games, have snacks, or enjoy any other privilege you can control.
  • What if my child hits his sibling? Should I still count to three? 
Some behaviors like hitting, spitting, biting, or kicking earn an automatic time out. No second chances.
  • What if we don’t have time for a time-out? Can I threaten to use one later? 
Time-outs are not effective when they are threatened in the abstract. Later is too late. This defeats the goal of the time-out, which is for your child to self-soothe, to pull him/herself together.
  • What if my child doesn’t get to “three” but frequently gets to “two”? Should I give him/her a lighter punishment? 
As a matter of fact, when your child is able to 
stop before “three,” it’s best to reward him/her for being able to regain control. Let your child know that you are pleased that s/he was able to pull it together before a time-out was necessary.

You can get the ebook here.

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