Mika - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My sister has asked me to watch her 3 year old son when she has her daughter in June. My problem is that he's bigger than my 2 year old by about a foot and outweighs her by a good 20 lbs (he's a big boy) and he's mean to her. He will hit her, knock her down, sit on her and take things away from her just so she can't have them (he puts them up out of her reach). My daughter also starts exhibiting behavior problems when she's around him such as hitting and throwing tantrums that she doesn't do around other kids. He also can't talk well so he grunts a lot and when she's around him she stops talking as well. He's in speech therepy so it's not his fault he can't talk but it's hard to get her to use her words again after she's around him. I'm worried he's going to hurt her and I've talked to my sister about it many times before but she brushes it off as boys being boys. There are other people who could watch him while my sister is in the hospital but she wants him somewhere he has another child to play with. I love my nephew but I'm not sure if him coming to my house is a good idea. Any advice?