youngest child calling big sister her name HELP!!

Ashley - posted on 05/24/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So here's the thing our youngest just turned 2 shes a smart smart kid doesnt stop talking but recently we have run into a problem when referrin to her older sister she use to just say sissy but now she has been calling her by the wrong name our youngest's name is Ariana and she will answer to it but when she is talking about her big sister is now calls her Ari as well we have tried everything to get her to call Keira either sissy or Keira t she still calls her Ari .. what can we do to get her to understand that sisters name is not the same has her name... she calls all other children baby help!

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Ashley - posted on 05/26/2011

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thanks everyone .. and Karen I know what you mean Keira calls everyone female over the age of 15 a mommy and Ari refers to all other children even if they are like 7 she calls them baby ... Keira is only 3 so its hard to get her not to respond to being called the wrong name but when it does happen she does say No you ari me keira

Hollie - posted on 05/26/2011

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oh wow, i think its cute little nickname another stage she ll grow out of just keep reminding to her the correct name.

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Karen - posted on 05/24/2011

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At 2 yrs. old my kids thought every guy was called Daddy. very embarrasing! lol. All babies were called baby, girls were he's and boys were she's and still are sometimes. It takes a while for them to figure all of this out but they eventually do. It sounds like she is using the word Ari for sissy. She knows they are her sisters. Instead of calling them sissy, she replaced the word with Ari. so you may need to eliminate the nickname sissy if you want to stop it fast. Her big sister probably understands. If she is old enough ask her not to respond to Ari if you are concerned about it.

Candi - posted on 05/24/2011

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She will catch on eventually. Just keep referring to your other daughter by name and the younger one will pick it up. A lot of kids have mishaps when it comes to naming people. I got to see firsthand when kids have a parent in the military, every person in uniform was mom or dad. Luckily my kids didn't do that! lol. It may take a while for her to get used to saying Keira or sissy, but she will. Maybe those are hard for her or maybe if you stick with one name for her. Don't call her Keira and Sissy. Pick one and stick with it.

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