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Time-Out for Young Children

Beal, Judy A. DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: January/February 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 1 - p 57
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000294
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

Time-out is an evidence-based form of discipline that can be used by parents of young children. Pediatric nurses can assist parents to appreciate how to use time-out while supporting their decisions to implement or not.

Judy A. Beal is Professor and Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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