When your kids are headed for trouble, having them quietly sit with their hands folded until they get self-control is a good habit to get into.
Catching them BEFORE they get into trouble is the key for successful self-control training. Set a timer for 5 minutes for kids 3 yrs and up.
Wait until they have calmed down and are quiet before you start the timer.
When the timer goes off, if your child is calm physically and in his spirit, he can get up.
If Mum and Dad maintain a loving heart and a level head, it will help your child see what self-control really is!
“Practical Parenting” Joey and Carla Link