Sometimes my DD cries when I put her in time out (to be expected). I think a lot of times is because she doesn't expect that I'm going to put her in time out, but then she does it really loud and for attention (like over the top/fake).
It gets my 2 year old all kinds of worked up, so I tell her she needs to stop crying or she is going to have to go to her room or that time out will be longer.. but honestly I don't know what to do. Sometimes I've told her she can come out of time out when she's done crying.
But I don't feel like I'm handling the situation right.. I mean she is entitled to be upset (cry), but it's just the over the top part I don't like. Like tonight we were outside and she wouldn't stop the fake howling, and then my 2 year old freaked out and clung to me and pinched me so hard because she was panicking.. so I needed DD to take it down a notch or stop.