My kids are 7 (girl) and 11 (boy). That is all they do is fight and argue. Is this normal? Are they going to hate each other for the rest of their lives? How can I make things a little better between the two of them? Thanks

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Heather - posted on 05/27/2009

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I only have one child but my brother and I were 4 years apart and we would fight a lot too. I didn't really like him till he left for college and would come home and visit. Hope your kids like each other sooner than that!!!

Erika - posted on 05/27/2009

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Yes, honey it is very normal. I have an 11 (boy) and 9 (girl). They fight like cats and dogs for a while then they are the best of friends the next minute. Every thing will be alright.

Lisa - posted on 05/27/2009

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Kelly,

I have 2 girls, 7 and 10, and often wonder if it is normal that they are always fighting or antagonizing each other. My 7 yr olde now fights back. So I do think it is normal. sometimes they can be best of friends and ask them why on eminute they are sweet to each other and the next they are at each others throats!! Their response, I don't know! I do think it is totally normal. I am the middle child of 3, and remember fighting alot. I am very close to my sisters now that we are older!!! I have friends who have twins with one of each gender and she tells me the same happens with hers!!! good luck, just try to let them work things out, or tell the one to ignore and walk away. That is what I do, but I know they love each other!! Lisa

Rebecca - posted on 05/27/2009

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My daughters only 7 months old so I have no parental advice but when my brother and sister were around that age they fought all the time...argued constantly and if they were left alone together they would always end up in a huge fight. My sister is now 20 and my brother 17 and they love each other heaps. They still bicker and pick on each other but my sister looks out for my brother and they may not admit it but they actually like each other alot. I'm sure things will get better.

Charity - posted on 05/27/2009

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Quoting Kelly:

My kids are 7 (girl) and 11 (boy). That is all they do is fight and argue. Is this normal? Are they going to hate each other for the rest of their lives? How can I make things a little better between the two of them? Thanks



 



Hello Kelly,



     I have three boys myself but 1 sister that is 3 years older than my oldest son.  They use to fight all the time and drive us crazy.  They were raised together for about 6 years so they are like brother and sister.  I can tell you now they are very close.  I think it has to do with the stages of life and the differences of gender.  Hang in there it will get better.  Keep teaching them to love one another and keeping God first in their lives and all will take place like it should.  Good luck





 

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