Refusing to Go to Time-Out

April 2002Question:I’ve had pretty good success using time-out with most children. I have children go to time-out to regain their self-control as they start to lose it. But what about the child who just refuses to go to time-out when told to? I keep trying different things, and nothing seems to work. Any ideas?Answer:This is something that most teachers can anticipate facing from time to time. A key in handling these situations is to avoid power struggles as much as possible, since they are counter-productive for everyone.
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