1 year old temper tantrums: should I use time-outs?
I wouldn't because I don't think it will be very effective at this age. I'd distract them and try to get their attention off what they are upset about or gently talk to them about what they are feeling. Keep it brief though.
Distraction is best at a year old, but if you do decide to try time outs (some kids do need the quiet time to sort of reset) then follow the 'one minute for each year of age' adage and only have him sit for a minute. That's a long time for a little guy and much more is not likely going to happen!
We use distraction for our 1 year old, she doesnt seem to understand any discipline yet
Good answer.. distraction would be a great tool at that age!
1 year old tantrums are about an inability to understand and express their feelings. The best way to handle it is definitely redirection or distraction. I think 2 year olds could do well with time outs, but the tantrums are for a different reason. It's a child trying to become more independent so they rebel.
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