Nanny 911: Getting Kids to Stay in a Time-Out
If they stay in the time-out, then singing, talking, etc., is fine. Just ignore any talking—don't respond to anything, and stay calm. The purpose of a time-out is to give everyone the space they need to stop their immediate behavior and calm down.
Six-year-olds really need consequences in addition to a time-out, such as removal of a privilege. Remember to also pick your battles wisely!
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