i need suggestions for terrible 3's and jelousy??

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Valerie - posted on 02/23/2009

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let the three year old help with the smaller one as often as possible! and try to let him know he is just as important as the little one. maybe you should have a day where someone has the baby and you have the 3 year old on a date just the two of you and see what he wants to do for the day! then he will feel more special and hopefully that will help with the jealousy part! good luck



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Valerie

Valerie - posted on 02/23/2009

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let the three year old help with the smaller one as often as possible! and try to let him know he is just as important as the little one. maybe you should have a day where someone has the baby and you have the 3 year old on a date just the two of you and see what he wants to do for the day! then he will feel more special and hopefully that will help with the jealousy part! good luck



have a great day



Valerie

Julie - posted on 02/23/2009

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I dont know why they say ''terrible 2s'', 3 is so much worse!!  I have 3 kids, the youngest is almost 4. All I can say is, dont give up, & dont give in. I have found the more consistant I am, the quicker they get over it.



My 2 youngest kids fight for my attention & get really jealous of each other if Im snuggling up with one & the other walks in. Its hard, but I try to read a book to both of them or have a ''super snuggle'' with them both.



Good luck.....:-)

Shorty - posted on 02/22/2009

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yup i completely agree and something else that might help is to give him words that will help decribe how he feels I know with my daughter when she was young that is what she needed the most.

Alice - posted on 02/22/2009

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Terrible threes, lol, doing that myself again after 13 years! Consistancy is very important at three. Children test your boundaries at this age. Remaining constant with consequences and discipline is important.  Proper sleep habits are just as important; a tired three year old is a nightmare! I think something of equal importance is a time set aside for a three year old to just play...running jumping, yelling at will. This could mean a trip to the park or playing outside. I used to sit and watch mine and think "where does this energy come from?' Well, this energy needs an outlet in some form of free play with no restrictions ( except safety issues of course)Time for rolling around, jumping, etc helps your child act calmer when they're asked to. Like us, they do build up tension and pent up emotions!



Jealousy is a normal human emotion,  dont be too concerned unless your child is acting out inappropriately. Try to reassure him/her and nurture their self esteem, this too will pass.



You really didnt go into much detail in your question so I hope I answered it correctly and you received a little help, good luck!

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