Why is it my two sons always have petty fights?

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Hell I am 38, and still fight with my 34 year old sister & 42 year old brother!! I have middle kid syndrome ;-)



Ahhhh.......one of the perks of happily raising an only child- no siblings to fight with! JMO of course.

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It is natural, my brothers always had petty fights growing up, and now my two oldest boys will have petty fights. It is totally natural for brothers.

Jennifer - posted on 07/02/2011

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ha ha ha becasue they are brothers! thats what they do. I know how you feel though I have a6 yr old and 7 yr old boys... they are soo close they think they are twins, they do everything together nad hat eto be seperated but they fight all the time over everything it drives me nuts sometimes but eventually you just gotta tune out the lesser fights unless someone is getting hurt nad let them work it out for themselves... now if one is hitting the other or throwing toys thats when I gotta step in cause the knock it offs just dont cut it... but they will eventually grow out of it... in time...

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Yep. My twin girls are 9.5 and they've been fighting since before birth.... but they are also the best of friends and NEED each other so much.

Arlene - posted on 07/02/2011

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Teresa...you made me smile with that comment..yessss they are brothers who loves to bully each other, but there are times that when one is not around the other one is searching for his brother and you could really sense the sadness...aha...:)

Arlene - posted on 07/02/2011

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Rachel..thanks for giving the name of website...I'l make a visit sometime...I love to read more articles about these things...so I could get more insights and help on how to handle my kids. Big thanks to you ...:)

Arlene - posted on 07/02/2011

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Yes Casey you right maybe it's because of their age gap, the sibling rivalry and maybe their too young to understand each other..as a mom..I never take sides bec. I know it will only complicate the problem..Sometimes I do have this heart to heart talk with them...and tell them how important it is for them to love each other..and I made them see the goodness of each one...:) thanks for your post Casey!

Rachel - posted on 07/01/2011

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siblings do that. most likely, your children could use some help developing better problem solving skills. Most of us could use this kind of help. I know people who have found answers from a program/website called "empowering parents" or something like that.

Casey - posted on 07/01/2011

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They're siblings it's what they do, I was always fighting with my sister when we were kids and sometimes even now we still fight and it's usually over nothing. If they are close in age it might be because they feel they have to compete with each other or if there is a big age gap between them in might be because they have nothing in common at the moment and they can't understand where the other one is coming from. Either way there is nothing you can do about it except try to be the peace maker and don't ever take sides, I'd love to tell you that they will get over it and it will end soon but sadly it won't not for a long time.

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