Parental use of time out revisited: A useful or harmful parenting strategy?

Morawska, Alina and Sanders, Matthew (2011) Parental use of time out revisited: A useful or harmful parenting strategy?. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20 1: 1-8. doi:10.1007/s10826-010-9371-x

Author Morawska, Alina
Sanders, Matthew
Title Parental use of time out revisited: A useful or harmful parenting strategy?
Journal name Journal of Child and Family Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1062-1024
Publication date 2011-02
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10826-010-9371-x
Volume 20
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Editor Singh, Nirbhay N.
Place of publication New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher Springer New York
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract 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, discusses the criticisms levelled against it, and concludes that its judicious use in parent training programs is justified and is of benefit to many children with conduct problems. Factors that influence the effectiveness of time out and some contraindications are also discussed. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
Keyword Time out
Child behaviour
Parenting strategies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 26 March 2010

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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