I've heard a lot of positive stories about giving kids time-out, having a spot for them to sit in for a certain amount of time (one minute for every year of their age - 2 mins for 2 year old) and then having them say sorry before they can come off their spot.
But, does a two year old understand the word sorry? Or will this teach him that it is a magic word that magically fixes everything without actually feeling any regret? Does it matter if they do/don't understand?
I'm just trying to get a balanced view of this discipline technique before applying it. Our nearly two year old does a couple things that I don't like and I'm not sure how to deal with it. My sister suggested the time-out as it worked well for her two.