Do anyone have sone advice on sibling rivery?

Jacquelyn - posted on 02/14/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My girls are 1 and 3 years old and I already need help with sibling rivery they argue to much and sometimes hit I have tried talking to them and time out . I just need to know is it normal at early aging like this and if so will it ever end? If you have any conclusions please feel free.

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Emily - posted on 03/11/2012

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I think that it is normal for it to happen at that age though, it's just a matter of how it's handled. Never take sides. If that happens too much it will create huge problems. Are they fighting over toys? If so, take the toy away from both of them. They both need consequences. That's what I do when I babysit my niece (she is one and my daughter is three). It works most of the time but if mine starts to push then I do time out. Good Luck!

Katherine - posted on 02/20/2012

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Unfortunately it is the age. They are very close in age. Is everything mine, mine, mine? Do they not share? I would not give time outs as they don't really know what that means, especially for the 1 year old. With the 3 year old you can start a rewards chart.

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Alison - posted on 04/14/2012

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it's definitely normal. I have a 4 yr old girl and a 2 yr old boy. They'll get a long really well for a while and then start fighting and my 4 yr old especially will hit. She goes to time out until she can calm down. And usually by the time she's done with that, they're more easily distracted. They'll finally share or play with something else.

Sofia - posted on 02/24/2012

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Sorry to tell ya but this will not end anytime soon. It's only the beginning. Time out is too early for the 1 yr old. Usually works better for 3 and up.

I try to separate my 2 girls when I can to keep them from fighting all the time. This will be easier once we move and they can each have their own bedroom. But if that is not possible for you, maybe use another part of the house as a play area so the kids dont have to spend the whole day together.

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