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“The #1 predictor of a child’s future happiness and success is their emotional intelligence.”

Yale, Harvard, Columbia University

What is The Time-In Toolkit?

A complete, guided solution that teaches children and their caregivers emotional intelligence through play and positive discipline.

Say goodbye to time-outs forever!

Establish clear and consistent boundaries, free from blame, shame and pain! Take a Time-In the next time your kids are having a big feeling.

  • Proven system used in over 200 countries
  • Don’t wait for the problem to fix it
  • Holistic, preventative system
  • Educate yourself and your children

discipline that works from day one!

What are you waiting for?

Loved by hundreds of thousands of parents and educators in 200+ countries

Make parenting simple & fun!

“When I got my strong-willed child, time-outs were ineffective. I needed something in a box, with instructions, a video, and a community to hold my hand.”

Suzanne Tucker, creator of The Time-In Toolkit

Regulation is a skill, so let’s teach it!

A child’s mental health is more important than their grades.

Children aren’t born knowing how to regulate their emotions any more than they’re born knowing how to tie their shoes.

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Loved by hundreds of thousands of parents and educators in 200+ countries

"This has been a GAME-CHANGER for our family. We saw a difference after just a few days!"

-Monica, Mom of 3

Rooted in Science!

Our play-based techniques are developed based on the latest studies and science from CASEL, the Yale School of Emotional Intelligence, and other leading sources, as well as our own experiences as parents.

  • Created by parents, for parents
  • Tangible, play-based system
  • From as little as 5-10 minutes per day

How The Time-In Toolkit Works

Taming Tantrums in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1

Set up your Calming Corner

Your Time-In ToolKit manual will guide you every step of the way as you set up a cozy, inviting space your child will want to spend time in.

Step 2

Say Goodbye to Time-Outs

Introduce your children to Time-Ins as a new way to work through our big feelings and come up with fun ways to say "Goodbye!" to Time-outs!

Step 3

Take a Time-In Together

Take a Time-In before you really need one. Go through the many play-based activities included in your ToolKit so you and your child are familiar with them.

What are you waiting for?

Loved by hundreds of thousands of parents and educators in 200+ countries

We tried every tantrum technique and nothing has ever worked... I don’t know what kind of sorcery this is but we are so grateful we found these!

-Amanda, Mom of 2

Our system is proven to work.

Our online community of 1 million+ sees
results, the reviews speak for themselves!

Highly Recommend!

Great materials to support social emotional development

Lanni Mac

LOVE!!

My kids, especially my 6 yr old son, love your products. They have helped us so much with working through his big feelings. ❤️

Sarah LeCroy

Amazing Products

Generation Mindful has amazing products for those like myself who needed an alternative to traditional punishments that didn’t involve...punishments. Time-Ins are non-punitive experiences that help your child to learn to calm themselves & process their emotions in a safe place.

Tiffany

Love!!

We love our calming corner. My 3yo now runs to it when upset!

Mandie Garner

On-The-Go Tools

One of the things I love about the Generation Mindful Time-In/Calming Corner Toolkit is it comes with on the go tools you can customize to work for your family. I made this emotion identifier and calming strategies to-go box for Paris to use at her autism center.

Natasha

AMAZED!

I am Amazed at how my 3 year old loves time in and it's only been 30 days but I have seen shorter meltdowns.

Keiana Jenkins

A GAME CHANGER IN MY HOME!

This morning, my toddler was super fussy while I was washing the dishes. I was tired and feeling impatient. We went to the calm corner where she identified feeling sad and picked drawing as the activity. 5 minutes later, she was happy again and I felt a huge sense of relief. We use this calm corner daily.

Jennifer

We are excited!

Recently we had a moment when Garrett didn't get his way and was upset. After a few moments of tears, he took himself to his room and we found him looking through his books. He even put them away when he was done! 🤯 This little dude amazes me every day. We are excited to work in some of the other @generationmindful products into our family practice.

Gary

GREAT FOR HOME AND OFFICE!

We love our calm corner in our house too! I am a mindfulness based psychotherapist and love your resources. They also make a great addition to my office!

Marissa Sherov

LOVE IT!

My kids love the calming corner so much ....they fight over who gets to use it.

Allison Anderson

IT WORKS!

We finally set up our space. And it's been 2 weeks now and it's been working very well. They actually go there on their own now. Thanks so much.

Mariam Makkawi

HAPPY TEACHER!

I am a Kindergarten teacher and use this in my classroom. Quality materials, shipped quickly and was packaged well!

Lauren Beauchamp

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Quality products, phenomenal customer service, and an approachable framework that easily integrates into our family!

Kendra Urquhart

Loved by hundreds of thousands of parents and educators in 200+ countries

$59
  • Larger posters are easy for younger children to see and inteact with
  • Framable to match your personal style or can be hung as-is.
  • Can be laminated for portability, wipe-ability, and durability

Rated 4.8 Stars by 2,334 Customers

What’s included in this Toolkit?

  • 6 illustrated posters to create a Calming Corner (frames not included)

  • PeaceMakers Mindfulness Cards

  • My Feelings Card Deck featuring 32 different feelings (x2 sets of cards)

  • Laminated “What Can I Do” Activity Mat with 12 calming strategies cards

  • Laminated Time-In Tools (Travel Version)

  • Digital Manual with printables
  • $89
    • Great for smaller spaces and/or limited wallspace (uses ⅓ of the wallspace of the Original TITK)
    • Sturdy chipboard-backed wall hangings require no framing. Saves you the time and cost of framing to create an inviting space for your children right out of the box.
    • Designer faux-frame illustrations add instant style to your space.

    Rated 4.8 Stars by 2,334 Customers

    What’s included in this Toolkit?

  • 5 faux-framed, sturdy posters for a Calming Corner (ready to hang!)

  • PeaceMakers Mindfulness Cards

  • My Feelings Card Deck featuring 32 different feelings (x2 sets of cards)

  • Laminated “What Can I Do” Activity Mat with 12 calming strategies cards

  • Meet The PeaceMakers Activity Mat with Reusable Clings

  • Laminated Time-In Tools (Travel Version)

  • Digital Manual with printables
  • Still have questions?

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    send us a message!

    • DO FRAMES COME WITH THE TIME-IN TOOLKIT? HOW DO YOU RECOMMEND I FRAME THE POSTERS?

      Frames do not come with the original Time-In ToolKit, but the ready-to-hang Time-In ToolKit does include stylish, faux-framed posters on a thick and durable chipboard that can be mounted directly on the wall. If you want to frame your original TITK posters, we recommend IKEA frames for quality and price. Sticky tabs are included for hanging unframed or laminated posters.

    • I WANT TO INTRINSICALLY MOTIVATE MY CHILDREN. CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW THE TOOLKIT DOES THIS AND HOW THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM CLIP CHARTS AND PUNISHMENT?

      The Time-In toolKit is built around skill-building, and teaching children social and emotional skills via modeling, not by reward or punishment.

      The Time-In ToolKit replaces both the punitive and/or a "behavioral management approach" by nurturing emotional intelligence in both children and adults. The many skill-building activities that come inside each kit are nurtured through the primary relationships a child has --- with their parents, siblings, and teachers.

      The Time-In ToolKit encourages people of all ages to notice, name, and express their thoughts and feelings. The animal stickers that come with the kit engage children and help them track which PeaceMakers cards they have pulled until they collect all 35, serving as a record of the learning that has occurred (Reggio Emilia). The stickers are not a reward nor are they given in exchange for a behavior.

    • WHAT DOES SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD LOOK LIKE?

      Children experience the same emotions as adults. The difference is in the rapid mood swings and intensity of emotion. Temper tantrums are very common in early childhood. Toddlers, in particular, have very intense, but also short-lived emotions.

      At this age, children normally find it hard to share and typically lack impulse control. Rather than punishing children for not being born with social and emotional skills, we can nurture them. Just as we teach children to walk and talk, it’s crucial to teach children social skills and how to express emotions. The Time-In ToolKit and all our play-based tools turn this process into daily playful rituals!

      Examples of positive development in early childhood include cooperating with peers, being attentive to adults, and being capable of switching between activities smoothly and easily.

    • AT WHAT AGE DO KIDS UNDERSTAND EMOTIONS?

      Studies suggest kids can grasp emotions as early as 4 months. Babies show preference or interest by looking at something for a longer period of time. In a study, infants were shown images of different facial expressions – ex. expressions of anger, sadness, or joy – and most of them spent more time looking at the “happy” photos.

      Many infants can tell the difference between how different emotions are expressed vocally by the age of 5 months. In another study, infants were shown one single facial expression, but the emotional tone of voice changed. They started looking at the photo again immediately after the change of voice. For example, the baby was looking at a picture and hearing a happy voice. They lost interest in the photo and started looking elsewhere. When the voice changed – i.e. became angry or sad, their focus returned to the picture, and vice versa.

      Children are sensitive to emotional changes in a voice and it is never too early to establish positive discipline practices in a home. For nurturing social-emotional skills in infants and young toddlers, we highly recommend starting with our transformative Online Positive Parenting Course.

    • HOW DO I TEACH MY TODDLER TO EXPRESS FEELINGS?

      There are special games in the Time-In ToolKit that you can play with your kids to help them recognize feelings and foster empathy. Games are an engaging way to teach kids social competence and skills so they feel comfortable expressing their feelings. This is important because negative feelings will tend to dominate in many facets of their life in the absence of adequately developed social skills.

      For toddlers, “adequately developed social skills” means learning to play well with others, having the ability to show empathy, and being able to share things. Children at the age of two normally show empathy – for example, a child this age will pat a crying child on the back to comfort him.

      There are many things you can do to help your child develop social and emotional skills. Children learn by imitating, which is why parents are such important role models. If your child sees you being helpful, sharing things and feelings, and being grateful, they will imitate you. Eventually, they will develop a firm grasp of how to interact with others both at home and outside it. Playing a fun game with them and saying “please” and “thank you” with a smile is a nice start.

      It is essential to praise your child when they demonstrate good social behavior. This way, they understand which forms of behavior are praiseworthy and encouraged. They also feel better about themselves. This plays an important role in fostering a sense of emotional competence and empathy. Children become more mindful and thoughtful if a positive climate is created at home, in which they can share their feelings without fear of punishment.

    • HOW DO I TEACH CALMING STRATEGIES?

      It’s never a good idea to wait until a tantrum to begin teaching a calming strategy. Calming strategies are best taught at non-stressful times and through playing games. The My Calming Strategies Poster, which is part of the Time-In Toolkit, presents different strategies that will help children notice, name, share, and regulate their bodies and their minds.

      Interacting with your child and allowing them to interact with peers is the best way to teach calming strategies and social competence.