Parental Use of Time Out Revisited: A Useful or Harmful Parenting Strategy?

  title={Parental Use of Time Out Revisited: A Useful or Harmful Parenting Strategy?},
  author={Alina Morawska and Matthew R Sanders},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
Time out has been widely advocated as an effective parental discipline practice to reduce disruptive and oppositional child behaviour in young children. Despite evidence showing that the procedure is effective when used as part of a comprehensive positive parenting strategy it has not been uniformly accepted and critics have questioned its effectiveness and potentially adverse effects on the parent–child relationship. This paper examines the controversy surrounding the use of time out… Expand
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