11:02 PM Posted by Erin
A cleverly crafted soft pressure pad alerts kiddo that time out is not over yet if they should get up too soon. In conjunction with the light system that helps young kids understand as time reaches end. The directions for using the Time Out Pad couldn't have been simpler when we followed the Five Easy Steps for a successful time out. To test the Time Out Pad properly we waited until my daughter was having a really off day. After two warnings, I sat her down on a chair with the pad under her. Since she is three, I set the adjustable dial to the coordinating time in minutes as is recommended in their helpful instruction booklet. She did fight it at first but like all discipline, the key is in consistency. Every time she got off, I replaced her on the Time Out Pad until she got tired of the sounding alarm and stayed on. Once the time had ended the red light turned green and after apologizing, we hugged and went about our day. We've used our pad a few times since then, mostly with good results as my daughter is growing to understand what her consequences are when we enforce the Time Out Pad.