Sunday, February 27, 2011

Parenting Tip #68 Ode to my Kitchen Timer

Ode to my kitchen timer
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee for the many ways
I can use you in my busy days
I love the things I can control
From kids to dinner---hey, I’m on a roll!

Here are 16 ways you can use a timer to help you set limits:
1. Practice musical instrument
2. Time out chair/room
3. Chore you or child doesn’t want to do
4. Children’s cell phone conversations
5. Time till brothers/sisters/Dad get home from school/work
6. Homework time
7. Children do chores to beat the timer
8. Snore alarm (put by bed)
9. Help you get out the door on time
10. Take turns to play with toy
11. No fighting for this length of time
12. Time allowed on the computer, video games
13. Exercise time
14. Quiet time for mom
15. Quiet time for children
16. Bath time

Anymore ideas?


  1. Great ideas! My friends have a timer that plays music and my kids will stand in the kitchen dancing to that thing for an entire evening!

  2. Nice to see where you can use it but not really much of a range.

    You should check out the tape timer




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