Let's get controversial.
Actually scratch that. I just want to know what works for your families without being mean to each other.
Here's my sitch: (that's short for situation)
Macie is 2. Macie will be playing with something (the light switch, kicking the drivers seat in the car, a doll, anything). I ask her to stop. She doesn't stop, she gets time out. I generally put her in the hallway for 2 minutes, on her bottom. She is silent. Just waits. When I come and get her after 2 mintues, I try to talk to her about what happened. She says "sorry momma". We hug.
5 minutes later, she does something else she shouldn't do. More Timeout. More 'sorry momma'.
Now, obviously she doesn't understand 'sorry' fully. But she doesn't mind time out. Today I used a specific chair that is her size and called it the 'naughty' stool. She loved it.
As she was about to earn her third time out she said "Macie time out?" I asked her, "do you like time out?" she very sweetly and innocently said "yeah, macie like-a-time out".
Um. Where do we go from here? I'm not opposed to spanking, but not for something like playing with the lights. I'm thinking that is saved for if she does something like run into the street.
Do any of you do a marble jar? Or a star chart? Or happy faces? Is she too young?
What do you do for discipline?