Time-out bottles. Fill a bottle with 3/4 water, one bottle of glitter glue, ultra fine glitter. Then send this bottle with your child to timeout and they can watch it settle to calm them. Once the glitter is settled their time is up!

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Yet another thing I'm pretty sure I already pinned.... Bubble "Refill" Station - This mommy rinsed out the laundry detergent container several times, removed the labels, used a Sharpie to decorate it, and filled the container with bubble soap. Now kids can have easy OUTside access to fill up their own bubble shooters/toys.

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Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! Brilliant!

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Positive reinforcement - Put a cotton ball, marble, pom-pom, etc. in every time you catch your child being good. Do something special when it's full. Nice little reminder for mom to notice the good and acknowledge it! Great idea!

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calm down bottles

Calm Down Jar - A creative approach to time-out. Child first shakes the jar to get their frustrations out, then they're asked to wait until the glitter has all settled on the bottom. That's when time-out is over.

Have better time-outs! Oh, you're really upset? Hey look over here at this sparkly bottle. Shake it up. Watch it settle. All is calm and time-out is over! Now it's time to talk about what happened calmly.

The Mind Jar..... Alternative to a time-out... Use it to get a child settled... when the glitter settles back to the bottom it represents our thoughts settling back down, and gives the child time to re-center before joining the group again. Great idea for home or classroom!