Granted, he is the first toddler (and a BOY!) in my family so they have little to compare him to. But it stung. They think he is ready for discipline. He likes to do things (like knock over his play kitchen, stand on it, and then look over at us like "See what I'm doing?") and then grin. Knock over a shelf of dvds. Stand on the coffee table. Etc. He is rambunctious. He is a climber. But I don't think he's a brat.
DH and I agreed we wouldn't discipline until 2 so for now we redirect. Guess they will just have to deal with his "brattiness" until then.