is it natural for two year olds to be mean to each other all the time?

Brittany - posted on 06/23/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 2 and the little girl i baby sit is 2 also. They are always mean to each other. Like they never share or anything. Is that just how 2 year olds are?

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Erin - posted on 06/24/2010

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I think this is normal. They need constant reminding to share, because it is a new concept to them. They get mad when they can't just take a toy away from someone and play with it or the other way around. They don't have the sophistication yet to see each others point of view. Everything is "mine" at this stage.

Arifah A - posted on 06/23/2010

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unfortunately its called "terrible twos" and theres no way out of it, my oldest son is 2 and a half and my younger brother is 2 yrs 9 months, one minute they are hugging and best buds the next they're fighting, pushing, straching ect.. try to time how long he/she spend with the other kids, sometimes they just get overstimulated and need to put an end to the play date

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