Kids not getting along

Jackie - posted on 07/14/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I am living with another single mom. Her son is 5 and mine is 4, both boys. The older one is very bossy and is constantly telling my son what to do and that he is not old enough to do anything right. My son reacts with anger, or he pesters the older one until they end up fighting. It has escalated into hitting and pushing.

The older one is very territorial, we did move into their house. The older one, Vinny, hides his toys from my son, but gets upset when my son won't share his toys.

I know most of this is normal, though, i grew up being picked on and I feel like my son is being bullied. My son is also picking up on the older one's behavior. He is getting angry and not sharing his toys. This is very out of character for my son. I want to continue to live with them, but what can we do to get these kids to get a long? I feel this has escalated out of the "normal" range.

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