Time-Out Chair

  • R 900.00

Whatever you like to call it (Time-Out Chair, Thinking Chair, Grow-Good Chair, Naughty Chair, Breathing Chair), this adorable piece of furniture will make toddler and child discipline much easier. When your little one is being a little rambunctious, the Time-Out chair is the best place to take a breather.

Time-out is a form of behavioural modification that involves temporarily separating your child from an environment because of unacceptable behaviour. It is an educational and parenting technique recommended by most paediatricians and developmental psychologists as an effective form of discipline.

To implement time-out, remove your child from their current activity for a short period of time to discourage inappropriate behaviour. The objective is to teach your child that problem behaviour will result in decreased access to items and events in the child’s environment. According to global experts, this procedure is far more preferable to other punishments such as reprimanding, yelling at or spanking the child for their misbehaviour. The rule-of-thumb for age appropriate time-out is one minute for each year of your child’s age e.g. if your child is two years old then two minutes in time-out, three years old then three minutes in time-out and so on.

It is also important to explain to your child why they are being placed in time-out and what your child needs to do to be let out of time-out. The electronic timer allows you to set the appropriate time and allows your child to count down the minutes/seconds to when time-out is over

There isn't a limit to the number of time-outs you can use, but be sensible. Once your child realises you will be firm with consequences, the need for repeated time-outs will probably diminish.

Introduce the Time-Out Chair
Don't spring time-out on your child. Show your child the chair and explain what it is: a quiet place where they will go if they don't behave and obey certain rules or if they need to calm down. Choose three to five misbehaviours (like hitting, biting, angry yelling, throwing a tantrum), and be specific about which broken rules will lead to a time-out. Let your child know how long they will have to sit during time-out, and explain that when time-out is over - which is when the timer rings - they can get up.

Move On
Once the timer rings to indicate that time-out is over, ask your child if he / she understands why they needed a time-out. Allow them to express their feelings, and then, very briefly, remind them that time-outs occur only when they break a rule or need help to tone things down. Praise them for completing the time-out, and then go on with life. Your child now has a clean slate on which to show off their newly improved behaviour!

If you require a specific colour and wish to have your Time-Out Chair personalised with a name you are welcome to contact us to discuss.

These Time-Out Chairs are hand made in South Africa. Each chair is totally unique and can be personalised. All materials including paint, adhesives and other products used to manufacture the chairs are child friendly and non-hazardous. The chairs are sturdy and well-made, and suitable for children from a young age.

If you require a specific colour and wish to have your Time-Out Chair personalised with a name you are welcome to contact us to discuss.

• Width: 39cm
• Height: 83cm
• Seat Depth: 37cm

• Hand Painted, Non-Toxic Chalk Paint 
• Safe and sturdy recycled wood/eco-friendly wood
• Handmade by skilled artisans