In the last month, Charlie has seemed to change so much. He knows his letters, can count to 10, and is really putting words together. In the last few weeks, he has also been experimenting with boundaries. He has occasionally been hitting us (mostly me) just to see what happens. I had been telling him "No hitting" and redirecting his attention elsewhere. This week I decided to experiment with time outs. I tell him to sit on the bottom step of the stairs and not to get up until I tell him he can. He has taken to this very well. TOO well. Now he gives me a light whack on the leg, says "Sit down", and goes over the the bottom step and gives himself a time out.