Episode 34: Timeout Revisited – Dealing with Challenging Kids Part 2

Here's the second part of my episode on alternatives to timeout. In this part of the interview, Dr. Ablon discusses Plan B in more detail. How do you work with your child to come up with solutions that satisfy both your and his or her needs? Resources For Timeout Revisited Make sure to check out the ThinkKids website for more information on collaborative problem solving. There's some interesting information in Wikipedia on the topic of timeout. Related Episodes In case you didn't catch part 1 of this episode on alternatives to timeout, here's the link: Part 1 of … [Read more...]

Episode 33: Timeout Revisited – Dealing with Challenging Kids Part 1

In part of 1 of this interview Dr. J. Stuart Ablon we talk those children for whom timeout sometimes does not work. What are alternatives to timeout then? Listen in and learn about the Collaborative Problem Solving approach. [adsenseyu2] Resources on Parenting and Timeout Make sure to go to the Think Kids website for more information about collaborative problem solving. The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving … [Read more...]

Episode 28: Is “Time Out” Really Effective?

Everybody advocates the use of time out over forms of punishments like spankings, but how exactly do you administer time out in a way that is effective? Could we be doing it all wrong? Is time out even something we should be doing at all? Join me as I explore this topic. [adsenseyu2] Resources and Links for this Episode Listen to Jane Nelson (author of Positive Discipline) talk about her views on time out and spanking. This is an mp3 file from episode 28 of the Focusing on Solutions podcast. Here is the link to the Positive Discipline website, and here is the link to their … [Read more...]