Time Out Agreements Are Best Made Ahead of Time

When our kids were small, we frequently took advantage of a time-honored means of averting explosive interactions between us and one of our kids. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this mechanism that has come to be a tried and true instrument in most parents’ tool bag, it’s called a Time-out. A time-out is an interruption in an interaction that is threatening to disintegrate into an explosion. Time-outs provide relief from a downward spiral of an increasingly hostile interaction by providing a cooling-off period in which both parties can gain their composure and eventually re-engage when calmer heads prevail.

Over the years of working with couples, it has become evident to us that children are not the only ones who occasionally need time-outs. Most couples have incidents in which the taking of a time out is beneficial.

Views: 3

Comment

You need to be a member of OMTimes Writer's Community to add comments!

Join OMTimes Writer's Community

Comment by Linda Bloom on June 4, 2020 at 1:32am

Abstract: Adults get to have time outs too, and they serve an important purpose. By taking them when feelings are running high, we have a pause to reflect about what sore spots are becoming more painful so that we can soothe ourselves before we say or do things, we’ll be sorry for later.

OM Times Magazine is a Holistic Green eZine with a Spiritual Self-growth Perspective for the Conscious Community.

Members


Articles

Can You Change Your Destiny?

Posted by Bob Makransky on September 21, 2020 at 7:46am 0 Comments

Grief and Times of Change

Posted by Darity Wesley on September 17, 2020 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

Forum

Submissions and review

Started by Robin Coventry. Last reply by Robin Coventry Sep 12. 1 Reply

Rules Reminders for Article Writing 2020

Started by Omtimes Media. Last reply by Gail Serna Aug 26. 24 Replies

Changes on the Third Trimester

Started by Omtimes Media. Last reply by Omtimes Media Aug 25. 2 Replies

Credibility and Reputation

Join our group of authors on Goodreads: http://ow.ly/tUyAM


Google+
Alterative Medicine Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
Blogarama - Spirituality Blogs
Follow me on Blogarama

Help Support Us In Our Work and Keep OM-Times Magazine Free For All!!!




Where to find us

Google+

Contextual Links

Free Web Directory - Add Your Link

The Little Web Directory
web-ref.org

mondotimes

Find Local News Worldwide

mediaowners

Who Owns The American Media

Follow Me on Pinterest
Merchant Processing Service
web directories
Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free!
PullDirectory.com - Add free links and articles.

Ciford Web Directory

alarmg4s
SubmissionMonster.com

© 2020   Created by Omtimes Media.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Omtimes writer's community