MTO Guideline: Remove Yourself

As we break down our suggested Mommy Time-Out Guidelines, just think of them as the same “rules” you have your child(ren) follow when you put them in a Time-Out.  Here’s another of our favorites!

Remove Yourself:  Let your sitter know you cannot be disturbed during this time, unless it is an absolute emergency – and vice versa!

Being away from my children on my MTO was my biggest challenge for me because I felt so guilty leaving them.  I had to force myself to leave and just physically and mentally immerse myself into my “me-time.”

My first MTO away from my children I spent worrying about my children – what were they doing? Was the babysitter nice to them? Were my children crying for me? It turned out my children did not miss me and actually, I’m happy to say, had a great time!  I think they needed the time away from me as much as I needed my MTO.

My babysitters and I have established that we will not disturbed each other during our MTO unless it’s an absolute emergency.  What about you? Are you able to fully immerse yourself into your Mommy Time-Out?

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