Sibling Rivalry!!! Help PLEASE!!!

Candice - posted on 03/12/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have a 2year old little girl and a 1 year old boy.. The oldest seems to always kick, punch, push and now of all things, bite her little brother! Im trying to teach her that these things are naughty etc and that she shouldnt do it. Now it seems that all i do is fight with her and it seems to me she feels that she doesnt get enough attention etc, but offcourse i try my best to give them both as much as possible! How do i assure her that she is still important and that i love her while taking care of the youngest???? Any suggestions???

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Aliza - posted on 03/12/2013

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i wish i had a suggestion!!!!!! OY im dealing with the same thing! My 2 year old is way rough with her almost year old brother. We put her in time out when she hurts him and she definitely knows what she did and gets upset about it. She does it again and we do it again... and thats the cycle. One thing I do is allow them to be in the same room alone so I can usually prevent it in the first place but it happens and its exhausting.. I know. I think for one thing, they find the reaction they get to be intriguing (making the littles cry). i also think they will eventually grow out of it. Either that or the little guys will get bigger soon and retaliate! Either way... chin up! A year from now itll probably have passed... and we'll have some other equally frustrating issue on our hands! ;-)

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