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Time for the Straight Talk on Time Outs

Recently published findings found the web is not dependable at all about the basic parenting tool of giving a time out. According to the authors, the odds of finding “complete and accurate information” were “near zero.” That’s a shame, because time outs are a proven parenting tool — when implemented correctly. Read More

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Mark Bertin, M.D.,is a developmental behavioral pediatrician, an assistant professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College, and the author of The Family ADHD Solution.


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