The Trouble with Time-Outs (audio only)

$18.00 CAD

TIME: 2 hours and 15 minutes

This is a video-recording of an online presentation recorded in January of 2007 using state-of-the-art web-conferencing technology and enabling viewers to hear and see Dr. Neufeld in his office in Vancouver, BC. The presentation was enthusiastically received and resulted in a strong demand to make it available for others.

Time-outs – the kind that involves separation from parents – has become a popular practice for dealing with problem behaviour. The issue is not that it works when it does, but why it works and what it costs in the long term. Developmental science is unequivocal in its findings of relationship and emotion being the two most important factors in healthy development. Time-outs, in the way they are typically practiced at least, are injurious to both these factors, wounding children and provoking defensive instincts to back out of attachment and numb vulnerable feelings. Once assumed to be safe practice and still recommended as the discipline of choice by over 80% of today’s pediatricians, we must now become conscious of the risks of such discipline. Dr. Neufeld elucidates the trouble with time-outs and points the way to discipline that is attachment-safe and developmentally friendly.


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With the purchase of 5 or more DVD you will receive a 25% discount. Please note the Power To Parent Three Part Series will not be an option for the 5 or more 25% discount as it is already discounted. If you do wish to have these three DVD titles in you package and still receive the discount for 5 or more DVDs, please select them separately.


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