Children 10 and over may decide they are “too big” for time-out because “it is for babies.” Here are some other negative consequences that have been successful in reducing inappropriate behavior.Tell the child that each time he displays the inappropriate behavior, he will have to write sentences to remind him of how he should behave.uicide, the deliberate taking of one’s own life, is the second leading cause of death among young people in Canada.
A 6 year old child should probably receive about a 5 minute time-out while a 10 year old child would receive a 10 minute time-out.
A general guideline can be: 6-8 years of age, 5 minutes; 8-10 years of age, 10 minutes; 10-14 years of age, 10 to 20 minutes.
The main principle of this procedure is to ensure that the individual in time-out is not able to receive any reinforcement for a particular period of time.
Time Out Area The time-out area should be easily accessible, and in such a location that the child can be easily monitored while in time-out.
For example, if most activity takes place on the first floor of the house, the time-out area should not be on an upper floor.