my son will be three years old this comming monday, dec 26. i have noticed that when i put him down for a nap or atleast quiet time he pushes me away and tells me to move, or puts his hands over my mouth or pushes my face with his elbows. i try to tell him that its not nice and he needs to stop. but he dont listen. is this a normal behavior for a 3 year old? im having trouble with dsisplineing him too. i dont like spanking him but my parents whom i live with are constantly telling me that if i dont spank himhe will think hell be getting away with everything. i was spanked as a child. the most i do with brett is time out or spanking his hands but not hard. nothing seems to be working is there something i am doing wrong? im just confused it seems like since hes getting older i have to adjust his punnishments but im not sure how to go about it. with time out i give him 3 mins if he keeps yelling and kicking i add another minute to every minute spent yelling or kicking. but ti seems not to be working. any suggestions?