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My 2 1/2 yr. old daughter is very mean to her brother. the dr. told us it was jealousy so we started doing the same amount of stuff with each of our children and it didnt seem to work. she is always beating on her 1 yr. old brother sometimes to the point she really hurts him. what can i do to stop her from doing this stuff over and over again? is it normal for her to act like this? how can i stop it?

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Asked by xxoneproudmomxx at 10:08 PM on Feb. 12, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • give her special time by herself and you/her daddy. just for her, to do what she wants to do. even if its just an hour, or whatever time you have available. that may help. or have special things that only she can do. like help you set the dinner table, or help take out the trash.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • I like the first answer and to add to that, enroll her into gymnastics or karate. The gymnastics will help her put her energy into something positive that will get kudos from you and it's something that only she can do that the baby can't. The Karate is a great way for her to release her feelingd positively. You may try spending a little alone time with her just holding her like a baby and rocking her and talk to her about her feelings.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

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