Time Out? Is it punitive or instructive? Some parents use time out to remove a child who has misbehaved from an enjoyable activity to ” teach the child a lesson.” The lesson is – “bad behavior doesn’t pay.” It can also serve to calm down a child who’s behavior has gotten out of control by removing the child from the activity and from interacting with other children. It also gives an irate parent a healthy way to express displeasure with a child’s behavior. certainly
Time Out: To Use or Not to Use?