Just a few hours ago I wrote this entry (in Russian) about Maxim’s first punishment. As bas as it was, I was all in hopes that it will eventually work. But not that I read the same technique used unsuccessfully by The Parent I am starting to have my doubts. Here is the quote from her post to get you started with technique:
Right now the crib also serves as the time-out area for when she behaves badly.
And here are the results of using that technique:
Jon left Leta in her crib for another round of time-out and came back into the living room to walk off some steam. When he told me what had happened I told him not to take it personally because she has done the exact same thing to me. â€œLetaâ€™s pretty mature for her age,â€ he said trying to talk through the defeat. â€œShe knows her letters and numbers and all that. I think she could handle it if we added on a few extra minutes to the time-out. Like 45.â€
Or in one sentence: it doesn’t work. Now I am wodering if it just didn’t work with Leta, or maybe the complete approach is wrong. Any ideas?