Sentence Examples


  • Time-out works well for children from 18 months up to five or six years of age and is particularly useful for temper tantrums, yelling, whining, and fighting.
  • When you put your life out there for the world to see and the paparazzi to capture on film, you can't call a time-out just because you don't like it anymore.
  • The parent or caregiver may ask the child to try to calm down alone in the time-out spot and then give attention only after the child has made some effort.
  • Despite its common acceptance, research shows that spanking is a less effective form of discipline than others, such as time-out or removal of privileges.
  • The child may be allowed to end the time out when he or she is ready or told to stay in the time-out place for a specific length of time.