We are having issues with discipline, as we all do. We are targeting more of the violence, or trying to unsuccessfully anyways. Nobody has had any ideas to help solve this issue yet. Basically, this is the issue: Sammy is very violent. He has been increasingly so since he came back from the 23 hour EEG on tuesday. He always targets me with the violence. If it is something that I am asking him to do, like get a new diaper, I just bite the bullet and change his diaper through the kicking and hitting and so on. I usually get beaten to a pulp but a new daiper is not negotiable. I was told by therapists and doctors to follow through with commands I ask of him. The problem lies in times that he is just mad for whatever reason sometimes there isnt an obvious one and he punches, kicks and whatever else me. I used to be able to just walk away from him but now he actually comes after me to hit and kick me. Granted, he is only 3 1/2 but I have 2 herniated discs in my neck and have no upper body strength ( which I am working on) We put him in his room so he cant come after me but it is pointless because he has no concept of why he is in his room. I have taught preschool for many years and after a time out, you can ask the child from 15 months on "do you know why you were put in your room" or however you want to phrase it, and the child will answer (usually) with why he/she is sitting out... Sammy really has no idea why. We ask him and he says I dont know and actually means it. DO you guys have any suggestions on how to discipline him when he gets violent to try and get him to understand that hitting isnt ok?