Time-outs are not always effective for every child or every family. This article covers alternatives to time-outs including offering a second chance and having a chill-out space.
One of the best things for helping children with anxiety is talking. There is something about putting a voice to your worries, and speaking them aloud that is therapeutic, especially when a trusted adult is listening. That’s why children’s books on the topic are so great: you can read them together and talk about them. They allow you to share what has worked for you, and openly discuss a shared emotion.