I needed this yesterday, today, and probably tomorrow! Alternative for timeout. Mind Jar.  It is really easy to make.  The goal is that when they are feeling out of control, they shake the jar, then sit and watch the glitter settle in the water. When the glitter settles, finish your meditation. Seems like a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout.

Calm Down Jar: a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. They shake the jar, then sit and watch the glitter settle in the water. When the glitter settles, they can get up.

"Technology Tickets".  Each Sunday give the kids 10 tickets. Each ticket = 30 minutes of t.v., game system, computer, etc. Tickets can be used consecutively, but when they are out they are out for the week. Parents still reserve the right to say "no" even if they have a ticket. LOVE it.

How To Limit Kids' TV & Computer Time: Each Sunday give the kids 10 tickets for the week. Each ticket = 30 minutes of TV, game system, computer, etc. Tickets can be used consecutively, but when they are out they are out for the week.

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