the timeout wall

We are those evil types of parents that plan to discipline our children. I know, I know. Go ahead and judge. But yes, we are fans of the timeout. Buuuuuuuuut....we don't know what we are doing. Over the last few weeks I've been talking a lot about how we are having to really start disciplining and trying to teach her the difference between right and wrong.  Our major struggles right now are her getting into things we've told her a million times not to (mostly the dog's bowls), throwing fits when she doesn't get her way, and throwing food off her high chair.

Really, she's a great kid. But she's STUBBORN.

So, she doesn't want to hold mama's hand to cross the parking lot. She doesn't want to walk that way at Target, she wants to weave through the clothes where mama can't see her. When I tell her no she throws her tiny body on the ground and SCREEEEEEEEEEEEAMS.

She KNOWS when something is wrong because she'll say "no, no!" as she starts to do it. She's really stinking smart, but she continues to do the things we say "no" to.


What are your best tips on disciplining a tiny toddler, and when is a good time to actually start the "timeout"? We aren't sure she'll really understand it yet, and there's no way she will actually sit on the timeout wall if I tell her to. (FYI - she is 13.5 months, acts 13 years 18 months)

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