how to get siblings to get along with each other???

April - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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this is a cry for help. my 6 year old torments my 2 year old all the time, i almost dont get it, if anyone can help me please do so,

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Lynn - posted on 03/07/2010

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My 9 year old use to do that to my 5 year old I realized it was a cry for attention and he just needed to know that he was important to so I now make it a point to do big guy things just me and him no little kids allowed.

Kristin - posted on 03/07/2010

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I just remind mine that they don't have to play together. That really if they don't like how someone is treating them, they can go elsewhere, even if it is just to the other room. Most of the time, I just tell them to work it out, but seems to only work with the 2+ set. Have you asked your 6 year old why they are doing this? It might be for the response they get from you. Just a thought. Good luck.

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My daughters are the same way. But God forbid a child from the outside come in and be mean to one of them. My youngest will be 1 on the 24th and she slammed the bathroom door with her sisters head in it the other night because her sister wouldnt give her the toy. (it was kinda funny i know it shouldn't be but who would think she think of that to do) Anyway when they get that way I try to find different activities for them to do. Just remember summer is coming and they can be outside and wear out easier soon

Annie - posted on 03/05/2010

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I am in the same boat all my kids do is fight it seems sometimes. They cant stand being apart but they cant get along after five minutes. My four year old bosses my 2 year old and he in turn wigs out not knowing how to stop her and hits her. My 1 year old bullies my 2 year old and my 2 year old just cries; at least he doesn't hit his baby brother. Some days are better than others; my best days are actually when I watch my nephew. He seems to calms the situation because the siblings are no longer so focused on each other. If I am sitting right on top of my kids then they are great and wonderful and sweet to each other but if I leave the room for more than a minute someone is always crying. The other day I went out to the van to get the last of my groceries. I set up snack at out kitchen table for my kiddos, was outside 30 sec tops and when I came in my daughter was laying across the table with her hands on her brother yelling at him to give her back her cracker. Ugh.. Anyways sorry I don't have great advice; you do have my sympathy and I am interested in to see other moms advice.

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