Our tv in our living room is on a stand but low to the ground so lo is able to reach the bottom of it. under the tv is the cable box, dvd player, etc. and unfortunately there is nowhere else to put it. lately she has made a game of pushing all the buttons and reaching for the power cords behind although i have tried hard to conceal them. we tell her NO firmly and try to redirect her attention but she just laughs and goes back over and over to push them, looking directly at me as i tell her NO. my husband started lightly spanking her hand so she would stop, and she just looks at him and cries, obviously not because he is hurting her but because she wants to push the buttons.
i know at a young age its about redirection, but how would you handle this? is the hand "spanking" ok? or should we just pick her up and take her away after saying no?