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    Default Sibling rivalry

    I wasn't close to my older siblings in age so haven't really experienced sibling rivalry too much.
    I have a 4yo ds and 14mth old dd and I absolutely have loved watching there bond develop. Now dd is up walking around and becoming a little person and not so much a baby the fights are already starting! At the moment it's still pretty funny ds will go to give dd a hug and dd will push him away and fighting over toys has began.
    What am I in for?
    What age do/did you find the worse?
    Any story's or best ways to deal with sibling rivalry appreciated!!

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    hi chickenfoot83, I don't like to give behaviour labels but I guess sibling rivalry is pretty common. Having had twins I have a different slant perhaps. I never said, "give it to your little sister" or 'don't annoy your little sister" those sort of directions make for more jealousy. Use the child's name in all situations, and explain why something has to be done or not done. "billy had the toy first, and when he is finished with you may have it," Or ' I want tom to finish his lunch before he plays with you." keep the instructions simple and be firm. As for the worse time, wait until the teenage years kick in, I had world war nearly every day, when I had three children going through puberty. oh such fun, made the little scuffles from childhood totally enjoyable. Marie.

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    Thank you for your reply and your great advice Marie. I will remember to do that re labels and using their names.


 

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