So often kids are given a time-out for acting up or acting out. Maybe they’re irritable, tired, or hungry. But as parents, teachers, and eye witnesses know, they just aren’t acting right!
So they go to time-out, cool off, take time away from the stressful situation and regroup. There are some simple lessons for us adults to learn from “time-outs.” The next time that you’re feeling frustrated, angry, or annoyed try giving yourself a time-out. Follow these four easy steps:
- Get away from what’s bothering you
- Take some deep breaths
- Consider how you feel and what you need
- Return to the situation refreshed and ready to move forward
It’s so simple that it actually works!