My 5 year old girl & 8 year old boy are always fighting bickering and annoying each other ...they are driving me crazy help !!!

Caryn - posted on 12/04/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Suffering need to make them nice to each other again please help me fix this its driving me nuts

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Crystal - posted on 12/08/2011

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Yikes! Mine are 4&6 and I'm going crazy...apparently it never stops. lol :( Well I too tell them to treat each other how they want to be treated, but I don't think they fully understand. So right now if they aren't getting along, they are to leave each other alone. That usually gets them to stop because they enjoy playing together.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/05/2011

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Um, welcome to siblings...mine are the same gap. Sometimes they get along beautifully, others, not so well...

The thing I found worked best at those ages was the "golden rule"...treat each other how you want to be treated. But, you need to understand that they are each feeding off each other, too...little sis is bugging big brother to "play with me, play with me", and big brother has other things he wants to do...and sis is getting on his nerves!

It doesn't really stop, but if you tell them that their behavior towards each other needs to improve, and give them ways to do that, it does help.

Mine are now 14 and 17, and I had to take the 17 yr old to task for leaving his brother waiting in sub-zero weather for a ride last week...same thing, different ages...

Good luck! I really did find the golden rule worked at the ages that your kids are...

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