I am having a problem with my 7yo. son, hitting my 19 mo. old son. He'll get mad at him for whatever reason, and hit him on his head, or slapping his arm, etc. Earlier, a few minutes ago, I left the room to go do some dishes. As I was walking out, I said... "Brayden, please pick up the room by the time I get back." He KNOWS I can't stand toys being everywhere... so he immediately goes and tries to blame it on the 19 mo. old. I just kept walking, and closed the door. I was standing outside the door to see what he was going to do, and all the sudden I hear... "GOD, NATHANAEL! *thwap*" And Nathanael started crying. I ran back in the room and said, "WHAT WAS THAT?!" & he goes... "I slapped him in the head..." as he started crying because he knew he was busted. So, my question is... this is going to start making my 19 mo. old act out when he gets mad, and start hitting my 6 mo. old. Which in turn, is going to cause me to have a nervous break down. I know boys will be boys, but this is absolutely unnacceptable. I want to try the time out thing, but I'm just not sure that is a firm enough punishment. The only other thing the kid does is watch TV or play outside, and I have taken both of those away for the next hour. The only thing he's got at the moment is a few toys that's it. I don't know what else to do! We've had so many problems lately with him crying when we tell him something to do, or crying because we tell him no, for whatever reason. It's driving me to my wits end! I've got two babies, I can't handle a third - especially because he's almost seven! There's no reason for this.