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Have you heard of the Generation Mindful Time-In Toolkit?
Instead of putting kids into a TIME-OUT, parents can be putting kids into a TIME-IN.
TIME-IN helps us understand what is causing children to misbehave and to make sure our children’s needs are met.
You may want to set up some space for TIME-IN.
That space can signal to the child that it is a place where the two of you will sit down and try to understand what created such anger. Remind your child that you are right there with her to resolve it.
This space can be in the corner of the child’s room or a corner of the main living area, where a child can sit with you by his/her side so you can listen to what the child has to say.
Generation Mindful has a Time-In Tool Kit that you may want to use to help set up this special place for your child to cool down.
Try this step-by-step guide for nurturing social and emotional skills in children through mindfulness, child-led play, and positive discipline.
The Time-In ToolKit gives you everything you need to create a calming space for children ages 3-9+ for use in homes, classrooms, daycare centers, therapy settings and more.
The approach/activities in the kit are easy to adapt to diverse settings and neurological abilities as well.