I'm a first time dad with the proud job of rearing our wonderful, now 15month old, son -with my wife of course. I'm wondering if there are any wise parents who might remember this stage in their childs development or have read any 'good' books on it with some sage advise for me. I'm particularly worried about spanking and such. We are trying to be as consistant as we can be with particular things that we've decided on, but are not sure how to get our message accross with the little nipper. His strong willfullness (he got from his mom) and short temper (that he got from his dad) are beginning to be very evident and worrisome.