Time-outs are used to punish and shame, but a calm-down helps kids deal with intense emotions. Calm-downs are a healthy and positive discipline approach for both parents and children. Love this guide for parents!
We have a "calm down" spot and a "time out" spot. I like this for calming down but seems too much like a reward in time out.
Good Deed and Time Out Chart! Great Idea for T when he is older.
Little girl time-out chair
Time out bottles! Water, glue and glitter..mix and add until it takes 5 minutes to settle. Watching it settle relaxes them, and you don't have to set a timer! Brilliant!! @Tina Watson
Toy Time-Out! Brilliant! Download this free printable too! I love this direction of parenting, with child discipline! http://fantabulosity.com
How to Send Your Daughter to a Time-Out...in the Patriarchy!
Personalized Boy's Planes, Trains, Trucks, Toys Time Out Chair with Timer
Time out chair - replace "ugly", of course. (What the fuck were these people thinking, sowing the seeds of body image related insecurities like that!?)
An effective alternative to time out, "time to yourself" helps kids deal with social stress, learn positive coping behavior and self-regulation.