Does Timeout sound like an obstacle? Well, for the toddler to early grade schooler, it can be as large of an obstacle to overcome as one viewed by adults. This allows parents (and teachers) to be able to communicate the importance of the choices they make to which would result in being placed in “Timeout”.
Understanding that they are “better than” the obstacle encourages them to rise above the obstacle and allows the “kudos” for the reduction in “timeout” sessions. (Not to mention it is darling and a little funny to see a little one with a shirt that encourages the better behavior).
Support setting the expectations and choices of “doing better” with a little one (especially those who have a reputation for having “Timeout Sessions”). One is never too young to “know better, to do better, to become better”.