My boys are 5 and (2 in August). My older one will take a toy that he doesn't want to play with and wave it in the younger ones face just to tease him and run away while the younger one will scream and get mad, chasing after the toy. I don't know how to discipline my older one to keep him from doing this. It goes on ALL day long.Answer Question
Answer by midnightmoma at 4:04 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by SusieD250 at 4:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by KennsWifey at 4:52 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
This is pretty common sibling behavior. As some one mentioned your bigger. Your the mom. Let your son know that every time he does this one of his toys is getting tossed. The hard thing for you is sticking to your word. It sounds like your oldest son isn't real familiar with consequences.
Answer by mistynights234 at 6:26 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
It sounds like your older son is bored. My son used to "aggravate" when he was bored. Pay attention to see when this happens to see if it when he is bored. If so, help him find something to do.Â Here are some ideas http://www.cjkidz.com/Summerfun.html
Â Also check out the sibling rivalry books which might be helpful http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcjkidzcom3-20?node=5&page=2
Talk to him eye to eye and let him know you do not like this behavior.Â Tell him that you know he can be a "helper" to you and you need his help with the younger one.Â Find opportunities for him to be able to help.Â Then recognize and praise him (especially in front of others, brag about his help so that he can hear).
Answer by momjs at 9:09 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by janineasmith at 10:58 AM on Jul. 1, 2009
Answer by qtnfluffy at 1:54 PM on Jul. 1, 2009