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Joash had his biggest day of discipline ever yesterday.

Yesterday we were outside and Joash continually went to the garden because he loves dirt. He has a different spot of dirt that he can dig in, but of course the garden looks better. And now the plants are starting to come up and he thinks it is fun to step on all of the plants. So, when he went to the garden, I went after him and said, "No" firmly and took him out of the garden. This of course was funny,  so he immediately ran back to the garden. We did this game a few times and then I set him on the step for a time out. It sort of worked and then I took him to another part of the yard to play.

Later on in the day, he was playing with his truck and banging it into the closed door of the bedroom because it made a cool booming noise. Again, I told him, "No" and put him in time out on the step inside. This one worked a bit better. After he got up, he went back to the truck and the door and again banged the truck into the door. This time, he started telling himself "No." Bang! No. Bang! No. He looked at me and I said, "No." Then he went and put himself in time out.

Progress...maybe.

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I think sometimes they think it's worth the punishment. :)

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