Macy Mia - posted on 02/07/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




Can you help me? I don't know what to do, my 6 year old boy is getting really naughty lately and is being mean to his 10 year old sister(so she does it back.) can you give me some advice cause I'm tired of it.


Jodi - posted on 02/07/2015




It sounds to me like you are almost dismissing the fact that your 10 year old is mean back. That's okay because he did it first? Um, no. First thing you need to do is have a discussion with your daughter about how it is NOT okay to be mean back to her brother and there will be consequences for that too. Her responses are probably part of what is encouraging his behaviour.

Next, you need to have some level of consequence for your son for behaving in the way he is. If you can get your daughter not to respond, then maybe your son needs to consider doing something nice for his sister as a consequence, such as helping her with one of her chores. He needs to apologise. But he definitely needs some sort of consequence. But you can't give him a consequence and not her if she is being mean back to him because that sends the wrong message.

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