1 smack on the butt. 2 time outs 3 sit down and talk it over 4 ignore the bad behaviour 5 wait till your father comes home. 6 none of the above (what then) just curious since we had the thread about smacking a child. I used a combination of 1 and 3. I rarely had to smack a bottom once they got to the age of 2. But I would tell them that I loved them always but at the point in time I did not like them much and I would explain why. You will have to ask Dom if this was a good approach.