Danielle - posted on 08/07/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
We have two boys, a 2yr old and a 1yr old. My 2yr old is displaying extreme signs of jealousy that he never had before! When our youngest was first born, there was a little jealousy but not too bad, my oldest would just ignor him but then they were best freinds and now my 2 yr old hates his little brother and my youngest wants nothing more then for his love and attention. My oldest hits,kicks, pushes, yells and charges after his little brother. It's got to the point where my youngest gets scared, shakes and sits down and cries whenever he sees his older brother coming. SO sad and awful. I've tried everything you I can think of. I've tried extra attention to my olderst when my youngest is around and when he's not. I've tried to time outs, getting down to his level and talking to him, distraction, seperation. Nothing works, it's like my oldest cant hear or see anything other then the fact that he is being threatened by his younger brother and wants to hurt him for it. Why and what do I do? I can't watch this go on anymore, I know siblings will always fight but i can deal with that as long as the consequenses to their bad behavior somewhat phases them and nothing does with him. I need some good advice, anyone?