COVID-19 Isolation survival tip from a teenager

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Are you stuck at home with your family?
Are they driving you crazy?
Do they keep asking you to play games (siblings) or reminding you to do school work (Mum).
Are you struggling to get a minutes peace?

May I introduce the 'time out box'.
Take 1 large box, fill it with pillows, a blanket, a book and snacks (and possibly a guinea pig).
Explain that when you are in the 'time out box' no one is allowed to speak to you, or acknowledge your existence in any way.
Get into the box.
Stay there until the snacks run out or you finish your book.

Love a 14 year old teenager.

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Love it! My Aspergers/ADHD nephew has a "time out teepee tent" with blankets and pillows and books and furry toys, sometimes he goes in himself if he's getting overwhelmed or sometimes his mum suggests he might pop in there for half an hour to have some chill out time :)
 

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I am thinking of creating my own and adding a mini bar.....

But I really like the idea of a teepee - that might be a project for this week to make a slightly more deluxe version of the time out box.
I am seriously thinking of making my own blanket castle like we used to do when the boys were young, and the addition of a mini bar and snacks could be just the very thing I need. All grown ups should have a den.
 

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Are you stuck at home with your family?
Are they driving you crazy?
Do they keep asking you to play games (siblings) or reminding you to do school work (Mum).
Are you struggling to get a minutes peace?

May I introduce the 'time out box'.
Take 1 large box, fill it with pillows, a blanket, a book and snacks (and possibly a guinea pig).
Explain that when you are in the 'time out box' no one is allowed to speak to you, or acknowledge your existence in any way.
Get into the box.
Stay there until the snacks run out or you finish your book.

Love a 14 year old teenager.

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Hallo Heidi!

Great idea. Wouldn't work for my teenager though, no plug socket for his console games. :td:
 

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Are you stuck at home with your family?
Are they driving you crazy?
Do they keep asking you to play games (siblings) or reminding you to do school work (Mum).
Are you struggling to get a minutes peace?

May I introduce the 'time out box'.
Take 1 large box, fill it with pillows, a blanket, a book and snacks (and possibly a guinea pig).
Explain that when you are in the 'time out box' no one is allowed to speak to you, or acknowledge your existence in any way.
Get into the box.
Stay there until the snacks run out or you finish your book.

Love a 14 year old teenager.

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Stuff that, I need a time out box for myself!
 
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