I have the sweetest 2 1/2 year old boy but he can be pretty ornery at times (could be the fact he has an older brother,lol) and he's been on this telling me and his daddy to "shut up" kick. We can't get him to stop. It's so hard to get mad at him because he can be sensitive but I do when he says it. We've both spanked him but it doesn't phase him most the time. I've tried ignoring him or just saying "I love you" when he says it but he continues saying it. He even laughs. I don't know if I should just keep igorning him and not making a big deal out of it because I know that's usually best when a kid says something they shouldn't like a bad word but he doesn't let up!