Elyse - posted on 01/30/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
This is for those of you with older triplets. Mine are BBG and 10 years old. Since about 4 yrs old, they have been in constant competition for taking the "top billing" in our family. They try to do anything to get the others in trouble. None of them enjoys being a triplet or even being in the same family with each other. They even fight over who gets to spend time with their little brother! I have recently noticed that they are not able to sit down and play a simple game together, because that would require cooperation! My husband and I have always given them lots of good memory-making experiences and talked at great lengths with them about putting in "good deposits" to their relationships. They get separate tuck-ins at night and separate sleepovers with Grandma. It still seems that they feel lacking in something essential for all this constant rebellious behavior to be happening. It has even affected me in recent years with increased yelling (as much as I try not to) and feeling anxious and depressed. I just desparately need our home to be peaceful. Has anyone else experienced this or found solutions?