my kids fight all day long and they are together 24-7! my 3 year old has a problem sharing and my 2 year old is very dramatic. lol needless to say time out isnt working they just dont listen very well.

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Briandra - posted on 03/30/2009

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Quoting Laurie:

Mine are also the same way. I think it's just healthy sibling fights. They are comfortable with each other to express how the feel. I've also seen my two being very affectionate of the other if they get hurt or are not feeling well. I find it very frustrating when they fight but I think it's ok all relationships have issues & fights. I worry more when I don't hear them arguing!! THAT'S when they really get into trouble! Sorry I can't help you but try to be happy they are good enough friends that they can fight and still play together and forgive each other. Whenever I've had enough, they go into time out until they can hug, apologize and say they forgive each other. All the emotions and feelings are a part of life and they have a great partner to learn about it with!! Oh, and another new thing I've been doing is to earn tokens for helping around the house and when they are being naughty and fighting I threaten to take one away if they are fighting. They don't want to lose their tokens that they worked hard for. Tokens can be traded in for extra reading time, a special game or whatever. I hope it helps - at least to know that other kids do it too!



that is very good advice! i think im gonna try the token thing or at least use that strategy! i know all siblings fight and i guess it just get overwhelming when its all the time...you are so right about when you dont hear them fighting usually they are getting into bigger trouble! haha   i found them with markers writing on the wall last week...my daughter of course was just mocking her brother... :) i try the time out and then apologize and forgive but they go right back to fighting...i guess its all normal, and thanks for helping me be a little more openminded about it...: )

Laurie - posted on 03/30/2009

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Mine are also the same way. I think it's just healthy sibling fights. They are comfortable with each other to express how the feel. I've also seen my two being very affectionate of the other if they get hurt or are not feeling well. I find it very frustrating when they fight but I think it's ok all relationships have issues & fights. I worry more when I don't hear them arguing!! THAT'S when they really get into trouble! Sorry I can't help you but try to be happy they are good enough friends that they can fight and still play together and forgive each other. Whenever I've had enough, they go into time out until they can hug, apologize and say they forgive each other. All the emotions and feelings are a part of life and they have a great partner to learn about it with!! Oh, and another new thing I've been doing is to earn tokens for helping around the house and when they are being naughty and fighting I threaten to take one away if they are fighting. They don't want to lose their tokens that they worked hard for. Tokens can be traded in for extra reading time, a special game or whatever. I hope it helps - at least to know that other kids do it too!

Nicki - posted on 03/30/2009

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I have the same problem with my 2, I have a 3 year old little girl who hates to share and is very dramatic, she cries every time you barely say anything to her, and doesnt listen very well, then i have a 14 month old little boy that is into everything and is monkey see monkey do, and I have  a 6 week old on top of that, so I feel you on this one, I have tried time out, I wasnt much on spanking them, but with my 3 yr old usually all I have to say do u want a spanking and she straightens up, she doesnt get them very oftne and if she does it usually means she has done something bad like drawing with permant marker on her bedroom door, or something like that, my one year old, has always been a early bloomer, he rolled over, crawled walked and teethed and all that way early so he acts like my oldest daughter did when she was 2, he is a good baby but he is going thru terrible 2's in a bad way. And I cant spank him, times out dont work with him he wont sit still, you cant get him to sit still for anything, I have seriously thought about nanny 911...lol.

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