I HATE weekends when they are both home. They are up at 6:30 am. They won't fis their own breakfast even if I set it out ( 4 and 7) They knock on my door every 10 min after they wake up to tattle on one another. I end up getting up at 7 am to keep them from fighting. No matter what we do- go to the park- go to the zoo-go on a play date- they fight the WHOLE DAY. I HATE is when DS is home from school. I hate it hate it hate it! I love my daughter but MAN I question having a second child. All they do is fight. Someone is ALWAYS crying. I can't even take them out to eat because they end up yelling and screaming at each other, which leads to pinching and hitting and biting. I am sure the fact that they neither one sleep helps. They go to bed at 7:30 and are not asleep until 8:30 then wake up at 6 or 6:30. I try sending them back to bed but then they just play for 15 min and complain they are hungry. Ugh!!!
Any ideas on ANY of this?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:56 AM on Jan. 7, 2012 in General Parenting
Hang in there mama, siblings fight- it's just an unpleasant fact of life. Add to that they are a boy & a girl, & well, let's face it, their brains are just wired differently. This will take a lot of effort from you, but they need to be taught ways of expressing themselves that don't involve physical confrontations. They need to verbally express their displeasure w/ one another & come up w/ compromises. Do some team work building techniques that hopefully bring them together as a team, rather than him vs. her. GL! :)
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