I have worked very hard at trying to discipline my 18month old gs. His mom has been at school until now and that has left the majority of the raising of him to me. When he began biting, we put him on the naughty spot. When he began hitting himself, we put him on the naughty spot. But, as of lately, he has begun pulling hair and hitting us so hard. Yesterday in a span of 30 mins he spent most of that time on the naughty spot. I have tried to redirect his attention with games, books, toys and walking or playing outside. But, he still hits! I have a 2inch scratch down the side of my left eye where he hit me so hard that his nails broke the skin. I have similar marks on my cheek and lower lip. His mother has the same problem. Yesterday, I lost it. He punched me in my eye and I grabbed his hand and popped it. I cannot believe that I hit my gs!! I put him down and walked away praying and crying. I have never hit him. His hand was red for about 20 minutes but, those were the longest 20 mins I had ever spent. His mom is going to find a job this summer and I am going to start working late nights so that I can still watch him during the day. If you haven't figured it out. My dd is still in high school. She will be finished with school in December of this year and going off to college. But, in the meantime, I have my other dd who is going bald because he pulls her hair so much. I am getting scars instead of crows feet and his mom is getting puffy eyes from crying and not knowing what to do. None of my kids ever had this problem so, I am at a loss. HELP!!!