how do u get ur toddler to stop being mean to there sister?????

Charlene - posted on 05/20/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3yrs old and my other daughter is 1yr old. My oldest pushes her and taking things from her. I just need help getting her not to do that

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I've got three daughters, with a 4.5 year gap between the eldest and youngest. Let your eldest know what is acceptable and not acceptable behaviour. Praise the good behaviour and discipline her for the behaviour you don't want.

Remember to get down to her level and let her know why the behaviour was good/bad. That way she will learn.

Also make sure that you have one-on-one time with your eldest daughter as she may be jealous of her younger sister and this is her way of letting you know. By having eldest daughter and parent time, means that she knows that she is equally as special as her younger sister. Also look at involving her in a positive way with her sister. By being parents' helper means that she has that little bit of importance and gives her some independence.

Remember lots of praising for the good points, stay consistant with the discipline and also look at doing some sort of reward system for her, which can be introduced for the youngest with time.

My girls get on fairly well, but they still do bicker and argue even know. I also remind them that sisters are for life, so they need to get on with each other. Luckily the arguments aren't too bad and I nip them in the bud before they get too bad. Also make sure that I get all sides of the story, where needed I will tell of one, two or all three of them, as required.

Tina - posted on 05/21/2012

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You just have to b persistant and persuasive unfortunately it's normal I have kids coming up 1 and 2 and they're no different. It can be a bit of jealousy with the older one as well. I try to take time out just for my son and I just so he feels a littke special even if that's just taking him out shopping with me while my partner takes care of the youngest and my son gets a treat. And just keep reminding him to share and be nice to his sister.

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