Time Outs Not Working? Try This!

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Discipline is a touchy and difficult subject. Most people have their opinions as to what works and what doesn’t.
Without stepping on anyone’s toes, I can tell you that regardless of the system you use for disciplining your children, the first step is talking to a rational being. This goes for both parent and child.
The most productive and efficient way to do this is by having a cool down, time out period. This allows everyone involved to think through the next step, punishment involved or maybe just a time out would be sufficient enough.
As a mom of all boys, I completely understand how easy it is to lose your cool and focus. My mom came across this wonderful, calming way from My Crazy Blessed Life to get the boys to settle down for a time out. And, now, I’m sharing it with all of you!

“I found a water bottle (Smart water was the brand) that was totally smooth and not too big around for little hands to hold.

I removed the label with Goo Gone (it was very sticky under that label)

Next I filled each bottle with about 3/4 water (I used hot water so that the glue “melted” better… room temp or cold will cause it to stay separate), an entire bottle of glitter glue and a small tube of ultra fine glitter. I kept playing with the mixture until the glitter settled at about 5 minutes. I added more clear gel glue to make it go slower or more water to make it settle faster. Then I super glued the lids on. Here are the finished jars.

Here is one settled and one in the beginning stages of settling…

Here is one of the bottle half settled at 2 1/2 minutes and the other totally settled. You can make them with any color glitter. I’m sure blue, purple or green ones would be really cute, too.

Here are some of the products I used to make them.

These are an adorable,calming way to approach a time out. Give them a try and let us know how they work for you! I’ll be making mine this weekend with blue and green glitter.

Thoughts, comments, questions? Email me, JennKaysen@gmail.com

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