I often wonder if I am putting my younger children at risk for developing behavior problems by exposing them to their older brother's behavior. I am starting to see the younger kids display similar behaviors (hitting themselves when angry, yelling & throwing things) as difficult child. I'm really concerned about my youngest who has never known any other way of life than the one we're now living. My youngest son did have the chance to experience a more "normal" life before the major onset of difficult child's behaviors. I have done a little research on my own but haven't really found the answers to my concerns and we haven't even found a dr that will give us a definite diagnosis (the search for a neuropsychologist starts monday a.m.), let alone address the issue of the effects of the behavior in the home. Does anyone have any info or advice for me. I'm scared to death that my other kids will continue down the same path as my difficult child and I don't think I can handle that.