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!!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
04-06-2014 11:12 #1
04-06-2014 11:30 #2
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.
04-06-2014 11:53 #3
Thank you for your reply and your great advice Marie. I will remember to do that re labels and using their names.
By Isobelr in forum Egg Donor NeededReplies: 2Last Post: 11-01-2014, 08:27
By Zombie_eyes in forum Parents of Children with Special NeedsReplies: 19Last Post: 21-12-2013, 11:30
By risfaerie in forum Discipline & behaviourReplies: 15Last Post: 23-06-2013, 22:32
ProSwimProSwim Rostrevor runs learn to swim classes for children and adults. Lessons are run during the Summer months ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Mixed slumber partyGeneral Chat
Selling your house privately...General Chat
What are our chances??pregnancy and babies through IVF
Cashless society - all for it, or disagree?General Chat
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Growth Of Intellection. Discussion?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat