Thursday, November 20, 2014

Show & Tell: Time Out Chair

Good Morning!

Hope everyone is having a great week! I get to see the Hunger Games today, so life is pretty awesome. Yes. I'm one of those people. I'm a certified nerd. I stand in line for books or movies. I wouldn't have it any other way. I always have a fun time with my fellow nerds. They are my people.

To switch topics, we have a little militant living in our basement. Our four year old has been on a sassy streak, and it's been trying my husband and I's patience. She throws a fit on everything. The gloves are the wrong shade of pink. Crying. Her brother has a bigger share of breakfast. Crying or attempting to hit him. We decided we needed to be more consistent with punishing her. Especially since she tends to flaunt that her punishment wasn't that bad. She usually stays in time out longer just to spite us. She tells us as much.

I decided that a dedicated unplush time out chair was in order. I had a wooden folding chair from garage saling this summer. I had impulsively picked it up since it was only a dollar. I decided it would make the perfect chair. I could fold it up, put it away and it isn't too soft and plush.

I did some research on Pinterest to come up with a fun saying/decoration for it. I decided on this bible verse since that's really what we're trying to get across to our children. I used this method I've used in the past with graphite paper and a printed out version of the saying. I used a paint marker to fill in the lines, and a custom mixed Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. So far, it's been a bit of a miracle. I'm not sure it's really the chair or the consistency, but she has been so much better now. We do time out for 4 minutes, a minute for each year of her age.


1 comment

Unknown said...

That’s a unique way of disciplining your child, Krista. It’s pretty simple, yet an effective one for keeping your daughter calm and stopping her tantrums. I also love the dedication that you chose to put in the chair; it suits your aim of teaching your child how to behave appropriately. Anyway, I hope it continues to work for you, and that eventually, you won't even need a time-out chair anymore. Cheers!

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