I don't use time out but if I did, it wouldn't be a feel-good place. Yes, it's important your kids know you love them regardless of the bad choices they may make but really? An I LOVE YOU written on the time out chair? I know some will completely disagree with me about this but I think this is ridiculous. I'm all about consequences and discipline as well as love and kisses but I'm not sure that they mesh like this.
My time out chair would say, "Turn around, don't look at me, and keep your mouth closed until you are ready to come apologize and explain to me what you could have done differently. If you are sincere I will likely give you a hug and send you on your way."
What do you think about this?