Take the negativity out of a "Timeout" by asking a student if they would like to practice a breathing exercise. This allows the student time to reset, it is positive, it doesn't embarrass the student or escalate a conflict between the student and teacher. This helps the student manage their own emotions and behavior by teaching them to step back, calm down, reflect, and respond rather than react impulsively to an event that triggered an emotional response. Research shows that deep breathing exercises help with stress reduction. These colorful, kid-friendly cards can be used as posted reminders of how to practice five different breathing exercises and are great not just for a time out, but for any time.