Hello Again and Thanks so much for joining me for S.M.A.A.R.T. Mom's March Online "Mommy Time-Out". I have posted three interactive buttons below for you to click on. Of course the first is the "S.M.A.A.R.T. Mom"
Button: This will bring you to My March Online Video. After you view the video you may want to click on one
or both of the buttons: The Time-Out Mat and/or The Polder Timer. Both are portable and wonderful for placing
your loved one in Time-Out at that moment while you are in public, rather than when you get home. I mean
lets face it.....by the time you get home; your loved one with autism has basically forgotten all about what he/she did
by the time your home. This is a way to confront the inappropriate behavior at that moment.
I just find a spot where he is not in the way of people and start my timer for 10 mins. By the way, I originally started him off at 3 mins. Time-Outs are difficult to do as most of us know. I usually place the timer in Boo Bear's hand and let him watch the numbers count down. He just loves the way it Vibrates and Lights up when his time is up. Just an extra note. This timer has also come in handy for activity transitions as well. I basically give him a "heads up". I'll set the timer and say, "You have 30 more minutes until we have
to turn off the computer and get ready to eat dinner". I set the timer and place it near him. Heads Up for these guys really
make things easier. Rushing them defnitely doesn't work well with them. The timer also comes in handy for when we HAVE
to wait in lines, etc. So I hope these two portable helpers are as useful to you as they have been for me.
Please Note: that there will not be an April "Mommy Time-Out" due to April is the month for AUTISM AWARENESS.
Please instead use this month to share and Talk about Autism. Until then, I Hope you'll come back and visit me in May.
Take Care. Angela
|S.M.A.A.R.T. Mom's March Online "Mommy Time-Out Video"|
|Get Your Portable Time-Out Mat|
|Get Your Polder Timer|