While I don't agree with everything in this article it does have some very good, valid points. -- Tips for Toddler Discipline that build trust and respect and do not cause fear or shame.really good article) saving this for the future.
Calm down jar - Creative approach to timeout. Child shakes the jar to get out frustrations, then they are asked to sit an wait while the glitter settles. When all the glitter is at the bottom, the timeout is over. Just might have to make me one.
Time Out Chair Poem: Boys will be boys, or so they say. But I'm raising my boys to be men one day. Shouting is not nice and kicking hurts; Nobody likes their face in the dirt. So boys that fight, kick, and shout; Will be boys that sit in TIME OUT!
I really needed to read this tonight! Perfect for the last few days with my kids! Consciously Parenting: An Alternative View of Tantrums and Emotional Upsets- This is fantastic for parents of toddlers. Heart to heart connection.
For the boys room! And to be read to them everyday so that they remember it, and live by it. Something to hang beside my boys' room's door. A great reminder before they set foot to the big, crazy world.