I had my huge family over at Christmas. One of my brothers kids are 2 and 1 and I was shocked by the behaviour of the 2 year old towards the 1 year old. I have seen it before but am astonished at how my brother and his wife deal with it. The one year old is too young to realise what he is doing wrong and sometimes touches the older ones toys, or falls into his games. When this happens the older brother dives for him and shakes him and screams in his face. I have previously seen him knock a bookshelf onto him, and when his mum is turned away sratch him in the face then look up closely to see if he drew blood. All the parents do is to say "Now darling that's not very nice is it", or they talk to him about sharing or ask him to distract the younger one. I personally think that a child showing this level of violence to another person needs a good bollocking. Here is a poll on disciplin as I have never read anything about it on here before.