I believe we've reached the point in time when Sam kind of understands "no". If he doesn't understand it, he needs to. What with trying to climb stairs, open the trash can, pull open cabinet doors and my personal favorite - stick his hands in his mouth while eating then immediately rub them through his hair. (I get a little frustrated just thinking about it).
Does he obey? Not usually. Shocker, right? I mean he is a baby...with a sinful nature.
So, here's the deal. I'm not sure how harshly to discipline him when I'm not positive he understands what "no" means. On the flip side of that, maybe I will help him understand by punishing him. (Again though, how harshly??)
Personally, I'm a fan of time out right now. It has worked already a time or two.
FYI, we will be spanking but I don't think we're ready for that just yet. If you disagree with that, I'm sorry because you will probably have a difficult time containing your children. Just my, I would say opinion but it's really not, it's a conviction. (Proverbs 13:24)
I am, however, alright with a little hand popping or squeezing right now.
What I'd like to know is at what age did you feel your child was understanding enough to be disciplined. And, how harshly did you discipline? I'm thinking, if I don't see results after some consistent correction, is that because he doesn't understand or because I need to ramp up the discipline?
Come on....I know y'all like to give advice ;).