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

@article{Morawska2011ParentalUO,
  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},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={1-8}
}
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… 

Toward evidence-informed child rearing: Measurement of time-out implementation in a community sample.

The current findings suggest that the scale of TO use is a psychometrically sound instrument for measuring the appropriate procedural implementation of TO with young children.

Tracing Effects of Parental Discipline on Child Psychopathology: The Devil's in the Detail.

  • J. Wertz
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 2019

Is It Time for “Time-In”?: A Pilot Test of the Child-Rearing Technique

Time-out, a mainstay of non-punitive discipline for over 60 years, has been criticized for isolating and distancing children from others. An alternative technique, one promoted by advocates of

Role of Universal Parenting Programs in Prevention

Compared to the extensive evidence supporting the effectiveness of parenting programs in treating children with existing externalizing problems, our knowledge about the effectiveness of parenting

Assessment of Parental Discipline in Daily Life PASSINI

This study explored, in a community sample of mothers of toddlers, parenting beliefs and values, to gain insight into the parent-child relationship. Next, acceptance of specific effective,

Foster parent disciplinary strategies and child behaviors

Foster parents are tasked with creating a safe and stable environment for the youth while also trying to parent and address challenging behaviors (Elgar, Mills, McGrath, Waschbusch, & Brownridge,

Regulatory Barriers to the Use of Time Out in Child Inpatient Units: Interference With Effective Treatment?

  • K. Masters
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 2020

Child discipline and social programs: evidence from Colombia

ABSTRACT Early childhood interventions are high on the social policy agenda. Yet their impact on disciplining practices is scarce. This paper examines how early childhood interventions affect

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 97 REFERENCES

Children's Perceptions of Time Out and Other Maternal Disciplinary Strategies: The Effects of Clinic Status and Exposure to Behavioural Treatment

Behaviour therapy is now beginning to assess the social validity, along with efficacy, of its treatments. Literature dealing with the social validity of parent-training programs is reviewed. The aim

The death of discipline: is the requiem premature?

A survey of parenting practices in Queensland: implications for mental health promotion.

The findings support the notion that parenting programs should be universally available to help reduce the prevalence of child behaviour problems and assist all families with the task of raising children.

Counseling parents of children with behavior problems: the use of extinction and time-out techniques.

The difficulties found in using the ignoring and/or time-out procedures in the home setting are documents and several pitfalls in the use of the time- out procedure are discussed.

Preventing conduct problems in Head Start children: strengthening parenting competencies.

Mothers in the intervention group were observed at home to have significantly fewer critical remarks and commands, to use less harsh discipline, and to be more positive and competent in their parenting when compared with control mothers.

Guidance for Effective Discipline

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents be encouraged and assisted in the development of methods other than spanking for managing undesired behavior.

Effectiveness of time-out: a comparison of psychiatric, correctional and day-treatment programs.

The effectiveness of a time-out intervention for adolescent psychiatric patients, adjudicated (delinquent) youth, and behaviorally disordered youngsters was explored, and the use of a child-care specialist as time- out monitor improves overall effectiveness.

Consultant's guide for the use of time‐out in the preschool and elementary classroom

During school-based consultation, school psychologists must often help consultees learn how to implement various behavior change strategies. One of the most effective behavior change strategies for

Parent Management Training: Treatment for Oppositional, Aggressive, and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents

1. Introduction 2. Underlying principles and concepts 3. From principles to techniques: positive reinforcement 4. From principles to techniques: punishment and extinction 5. Characteristics of
...