Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time Out!

If you have children you know that from time to time you need to call a "time out."   Sometimes life gets out of control and a kid can only take so much.  They have a melt-down and it is up to you to take control and the situation.

Perhaps you can change this behaviour into a more positive one.  After the initial outburst and the pout surfaces, this might be a good time to introduce some books for your child to sit quietly and read.  The whole idea of punishment turns into a time of quiet, calming of the child  and of course you.

Here are some books about "Time Out" that you may like to pick up to help you.

Jan 29 2013
Sophie means to be a good little mouse, but she just can't resist testing the limits with her patient parents and grandmother.

Eat supper? More fun to throw it on the floor.
Fold the laundry? More fun to knock over the pile.
Read with Grandma? More fun to steal her glasses.
And then it’s time out for Sophie!

Rosemary Wells has created a memorable new character, ready to take her place next to Max and Ruby, Yoko, and Noisy Nora. Sophie's adorable antics will strike a chord with children and parents alike.

I love this one:

In this absolutely hilarious book, children and parents alike are treated to a "Who's Who?" list of troublemakers, beginning all the way back with the Carthaginian General, Hannibal, and ending with Rosa Parks, who got a time out for doing something that wasn't even really wrong!

Deb Lucke presents each character, from Christopher Columbus to Johann Sebastian Bach to Babe Ruth, as people who made mistakes -- and had to pay the price by getting a time out! There's a lesson to be learned in each short story, whether it be the importance of telling the truth or the fact that it's a bad idea to be a marauding pirate, and it's all done with humour and in a way that's easy for kids to understand.

This isn't a book that tells youngsters it's okay to do something they know is wrong, but it is a book that tells them that everyone makes mistakes. And, sometimes, the only way to make up for those mistakes is with a good old-fashioned time out!

This is one title that's sure to be a winner for all ages!

Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"

It's normal for kids to lose it.  It's imperative that parents know how to handle it.  Enjoy these books and remember to read on!  The nice thing is you can have an adult "time out" when you read and review the books yourself.   Ahhhhhh!
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