Dealing with TWO toddlers

Tonyafeno3 - posted on 03/21/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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We have adopted two girls about a year ago that are 10 months apart ,2 1/2 and 3 1/2, and some days I feel like I am drowning sometimes! They get along and play well most of the time, but they fight ALOT!! Whether it be for my attention, for a toy, because the wind blows wrong, ugh it is constant. Any advise on how to not go crazy dealing with not one with terrible 2's and 3'a but TWO????

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Ann - posted on 03/28/2014

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Im in the same spot as you and seriously feel your pain, my daughters are also 10months apart and are 1 1/2 and 2 1/2. What's worked for me so that I don't lose all my sanity is that they play together in the morning and get along quite fine but as soon as they start fighting, throwing toys at each other, yelling and hitting, they spend an hour in their own separate rooms with their own separate toys to cool off and then come back to playing together a little later on. They usually get along fairly well but one will always instigate the other and that's what causes the fighting. Also, you need to take multiple times throughout the day to go somewhere quiet for 5 minutes leave the kids in a safe place and just go and breathe a little. Go sit outside, or go to the farthest corner of your house away from them and clear your head. I've also found the more time I spend outside with my kids, the better off they are if there trapped inside all the time they go nuts and so do you a little fresh air will do you good :)

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