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PY, I don’t do traditional time outs. We go sit in the corner and talk about what happened and then talk about a solution. If he doesn’t want to sit in the corner he can sit on my lap. This works anywhere.

I also try to find the root cause. Is he bored? Tired? Hungry? Usually when we go out for shabbos meals, one of us plays with the kids after they’ve reached their time of “good” behavior. Kids can’t last that long.

Oomis, I know you gave a time where you use it, but its not necessarily needed. I question whether an 18 month old who doesn’t have the impulse control nor the proper understanding should be given the opportunity to run into the street. Its setting your child up for failure. I believe in age-appropriate expectations.