I am completely at a loss for words on what to do when this situation arises. I've tried everything, from separation to the corner. But older brother is pretty insistent on picking on his little brother to the point where little brother will scream. Its horrible. Older one does not physically torment him, but its with words, ruining his stuff, throwing things at him, name calling, ect. I would normally think it would be the little brother picking on big brother, but not in this case. I am an only child, so i never had anyone to pick on or get picked! I don't know what to do! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks=)Answer Question
Answer by frogdawg at 8:44 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
cont..But in the mean time show you are not kidding about wanting peace in your home. Your 11 year old, if I were in your situation, may not play with other children until he is respectful of his brother. How can I trust him to not be a bully to others if he is a bully to my youngest son? You can't. Then I would consider a few family therapy sessions. Not to place blame on the older child but to have peace in my home. How awful that one family member feels terrorized and bullied in his own home? That is not right either. So really there are two issues here, 1) a child who is growing up to be a bully 2) another child who is being terrorized in his home. So taking action now will help both later on. Don't be afraid to go drastic. It is drastic when you have no peace.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:49 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by Kestrel1 at 3:20 PM on Jan. 8, 2009