15 month old discipline
My son is 15 months old and has become extremely whiney and doesn't listen when I tell him no. I have tried slapping his hand and telling him no when he hits or reaches for something he should not have. I have also put him in his playpen and just let him throw a fit when he won't stop whinning. Am I doing the right thing? I don't want to slap his hand so hard it leaves it red. But when I do slap his hand, he just looks at me and grins. When I put him in the play pen do I leave him until he stops crying or just a couple of minutes? If he then doesn't stop do I keep putting him back? How long is too long? I know that he knows when he is about to do something he isn't suppose to and I don't want to start spanking, I don't even like to slap his hand. He needs to learn NO, help!!!