ERIC Number: ED425819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Time-In: When Time-Out Doesn't Work.
Clarke, Jean Illsley
Based on the belief that all children need some kind of discipline when they misbehave, this book presents Time-In, a 4-part discipline process that helps parents and teachers connect with children, teach them to solve their own problems, and become responsible for the outcomes of their actions and attitudes. The four disciplinary tools are: (1) Ask--asking questions to teach a needed lesson, to encourage thinking and taking responsibility, and to remind children of rules; (2) Act--acting to redirect behavior, enforce a logical consequence, or to stand by and allow natural consequences to teach a lesson; (3) Attend--paying attention to decide what is needed; and (4) Amend--making amends to pay or atone for a loss, injury, or insult. The process is intended for children ages 1 to 12 years, but the Ask and Amend tools will need adaptation for use with children younger than 3 years. The book begins with a description of time-in and how it compares to time-out and other common methods of discipline. Next, the book describes each disciplinary tool in turn, focusing on how and when each is applied to teach a particular lesson to the misbehaving child. Numerous examples are provided to clarify the application of each technique. Following the explanation of the disciplinary tools, the book examines how to combine the tools effectively in child rearing, discusses contributors to children's misbehavior, and details how parental anger influences child rearing. Most of the chapters contain references. (KB)
Descriptors: Anger, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Child Rearing, Children, Contingency Management, Discipline, Extinction (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Timeout, Trust (Psychology)
Parenting Press, Inc., P.O. Box 75267, Seattle, WA 98125; Tel: 800-992-6657 (Toll-Free) (paperback: $9.95; ISBN-1-884734-286; Library binding: ISBN-1-884734-29-4; $18.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Illustrated by Cary Pillo.