Charlotte - posted on 10/21/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My identical twin girls are 5 and 1/2 years-old and everyday with then is a battle! They are forever fighting physically and verbally. They lie all the time. They never listen or obey, and as soon as my back's turned they get up to mishief such as flooding the bathroom and emptying every bottle of shower gel and bubble bath they can find! I am forever punishing them (non-violent methods such as the corner or cleaning up the mess they made) and I always explain why they're punished and why what they did is wrong but they never listen to me. I am at the end of my tether! I can just about manage when they're in school but I live in France and as you may have heard there's a lot of strikes going on at the moment so the girls and their 2 and 1/2 year-old brother are all at home.