We currently have two cats; one less than a year old and another around 6.
Our adult cat simply wishes to be left alone, but our kitten wants to play with anything and everything all the time, including the older cat. Multiple times a day, I hear a "mrowgrrrrrmeow hissssssssssss" as the kitten pounces on our poor older cat, who bats at the kitten before finding a new place to lounge. They are not hostile to each other at all outside of this, and they get along perfectly fine outside of the times the kitten decides she wants to play with the adult cat.
We eased them into the relationship with each other as recommended in this question, and they do just fine 99% of the time. I understand the behaviors of both cats are 100% natural and justified as well.
Is there anything I can do to discourage the pestering of the older cat?
Would punishing the kitten for aggravating the adult cat be a viable option to condition her into not doing it?