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Parents, Teachers, and Therapists Using Child-Directed Play Therapy and Coaching Skills to Promote Children’s Social and Emotional Competence and Build Positive Relationships

By: Carolyn Webster-Stratton and Jamila Reid (2009)

The development of emotional self-regulation and social competence in the early years plays a critical role in shaping the ways in which children think, learn, react to challenges, and develop relationships throughout their lives. Thus, early intervention efforts designed to assist parents, teachers, and child therapists to promote children’s optimal social and emotional competencies and reduce behavior problems can help lay a positive foundation and put children on a trajectory for future success.


Responding to Dysregulation and Teaching Self-Regulation

When students are angry and dysregulated, teachers may also feel angry, frustrated, and out-of-control and may respond by yelling, scolding, or criticizing. At these times, Time Out can provide time and space for the teacher, as well as the child, to self-regulate. Children can learn that taking a Time Out can be a safe and secure place to calm down.


Time Out is One of Many Tools

Time Out to Calm Down is a non-punitive discipline strategy used strategically and sparingly in IY programs for parents, teachers, and children to promote and build children’s emotional self-regulation skills. This building tool is reserved for times when a child is too physically angry or emotionally dysregulated to be able to respond rationally to other evidence-based behavior management approaches.


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