My son is now 25 months and has been experiencing time out since about 19 months I think. About a minute and a half at that age, if they will sit there that long. Has to be a chair in a neutral room, not the livingroom where there is a tv and a lot of activity. And face the chair toward the wall, so there is nothing for them to look at. If they don't stay in the chair, put them in a playpen (that's what I did that early)....same manner, with no toys or anything in it. When putting them in TO say simply "No throwing toys" "No hitting" A lot of explanation is beyond them still. Plus you want to keep it simple. Don't stand there either, walk away and when returning to take them out of TO again say "we don't (action) in this house"
at 9:33 PM on Nov. 6, 2010