Problem with sibling rivalry.....HELP!

Kendra - posted on 11/26/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am the mom of 2 girls. My oldest turned 3 in July and my youngest turned 1 in September. For the most part they play well together but other times the 3 yr old hits, shoves, pushes, pulls, etc. on her little sister. I have seperated them, given time outs & I really don't know what else to do. I keep telling my 3 yr old that she needs to be nice to her little sister because she is smaller than her & she can hurt her. I have her tell her little sister she is sorry but it's not 5 min. later & she's being mean to her litte sister again. The 14 mo old is starting to fight back a little or just screams at her. Tonight I have reached my wits end. When they were taking a bath together,my 3 yr old pulled her little sister face down under the water. I was LIVID!!! I don't know what to do anymore or how to get the oldest to be nice to her little sister. Any suggestions or mothers going through the same thing as me????? HELP?


Karlie - posted on 11/26/2010




hmm im not too sure on advice here. if time outs and things arent working you could try give your youngest alot of the attention and ignore your oldest telling her once she can be nice to her sister she can come back and join the family or something. also when she does something naughty you could ask her how she thinks she would feel if it happened to her. maybe explain her sister is very little and needs her big sister to show her how to love her family and to be nice and kind

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