DD is 27 months now and we have started to use our version of the naughty step for when she's naughty. She gets a warning - asked to stop the bahaviour and then if she doesn't stop it she gets put into her playpen for 2 minutes (there's no way she would sit on a spot and it works for us). Now, she can be a really, really destructive little bugger particularly with her books etc. She is always tearing pages out or pulling flaps off. Just now i found her ripping up my mothers day card from her and her brother. She must have pulled it off the side. Up until now i just take the books of her and put them in my office to mend, but this takes me ages to get round to doing, so they kind of dissappear for a while. This never bothered her at all. Recently she tore up her most favourite book in the whole world "Stick Man" so i told her it was going in the bin. That was a few weeks ago and every so often she will go "Mick Man! Bin!" cause she remembers where it went, but isn't at all bothered!!! So what do you do when this happens? I am guessing mine isn't the only destroyer? I don't want to tap her hand or smack her or anything for personal reasons, but i do need ideas!!