Gina - posted on 07/17/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter is 5-1/2 and my son is 3. When she has a friend over I always have a hard time trying to find a balance with how much my son is involved with their activities. I understand she needs her girl time, but my son gets so upset, he wants to be with her and do what she is doing! It's even tougher when she's with one of her friends are an only child.
How much should I push the "let your brother play with you". I try to distract him with other activities but it's hard since they share a room and when we are outside it's his toys too (swing set, slide, pool, etc).
I don't want my daughter growing up thinking he's the annoying little brother that she has to include all the time. She does need her alone time too.