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Thursday, October 9, 2014

A controversial take on time-out

TIME magazine recently highlighted an editorial by Drs. Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson in their parenting section. In it, the authors claim that the time honored tradition of time-out for discipline may actually be harming our children as a form of traumatizing experience. This has caused a wave of back lash from the behavioral health community, who retort that Drs. Siegel and Payne Bryson's claims are not only upsupported by research, but show a lack of understanding of proper use of time-out. Here is a response from the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP), Division 53 of the American Psychological Association