I am the mom of 3. 22 months old, 3 year old and a 5 year old. The five year old is co stationary frustrated by his siblings. When they bother his things he lashes out and digs his nails into the other child or pinches them. This causes the other child to cry or in case of the 3 year boy, he attacks the five year old. I discipline him by spanking him but this doesn't help. He wants to do what he wants to do regardless of anyone else. Help.


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Enna - posted on 11/12/2013




Well, the first thing you're going to hear from EVERYONE is not to spank him.
I would put him in time out. My personal favorite place was on the stairs (at the bottom while he's small, then once you have all three of them in timeout you can stagger them :)
I think you also need to try to separate them. The 5 year old needs time and space to himself without his siblings irritating him. He's just a little guy still, and even though he's older, he's still not old enough to understand why he has to be more grown up than the 3 year old.

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