Anti-timeout mom shares her alternative to the punishment

A woman is going viral on TikTok after sharing her brilliant alternative to a classic childhood punishment.The mom, who posts under the username maartemami, revealed her unique anti-timeout approach to discipline.called a “calming corner,” in a TikTok video that has since racked up over 1.4 million views.“I made a choice to do away with timeouts because there are such big emotions that lead up to timeouts...and it didn’t feel effective to me to leave my son to sit alone with these big, scary emotions,” she explained.Instead, maartemami said she reframed her approach to having her five-year-old son take “breaks”...in what she has designated as the “calming corner,” an area she set up on the side of her sofa.where her son can learn “to manage emotions and feelings first in a healthy way, and then deal with consequences after”.“This gives him a super comfy, safe space as an outlet to reflect, center his mind.process his thoughts and regulate his emotions,” she explained.TikTok users seemed to vastly support maartemami‘s method.with some even expressing that they hope to employ the “calming corner” technique when they raise families of their own

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