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  • Elinor Crews

    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...maybe not just a good idea for kids.

  • Rachel Teasley

    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. -- This seems like a good idea but glitter takes a long to to settle, not in line with the usual "one minute for each year of age" and I can see my son accidentally dropping it and that would turn "time out" into a very stressful business.

  • Carissa Baker

    Glitter jar- calm down jar- kids shake and then wait for glitter to settle down and that is when timeout is over

  • Jessi Tirlia

    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. I think I need one of these... But in a plastics bottle not a glass jar :)

  • Katelyn Sfakianakis

    Calm Down Jar (links to good instructions) meant for kids for timeout but I could totally use one of these when I'm stressed out.

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