my oldest is 5 and is starting to really show signs of aggression towards his 15 month old little brother. it doesn't seem to be bothering him that he is being mean to his little brother either. everything is subtle enough so my husband and i don't "see" everything. i tried the old "do it back to him" this morning. he definately didn't like that! i get the whole jealousy motive, but i just don't know how to help him. any suggestions greatly appreciated.Answer Question
Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 1:47 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
Answer by Beca-smiles at 6:24 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
Mason also has no remorse when he is mean to his brother. His attitude is pretty straight-forward. Adrian is his brother, therefore, he can say & do whatever he wants to him like it is his birthright. It's called the "Pecking Order". This is normal for their age group. It is still hard for them to label their emotions & convey them. Along with the above advice given you may want to set aside some "Mommy & Me" time with your oldest doing something he enjoys or wants to do at least once a week. I take Mason to the park & play with him a few times a week, just the two of us. He seems to really enjoy the time we share. We are also going to try putting him into sports now that he is more outgoing. This is one way he can channel that aggression & put it to good use. These are just a few ideas. If you would like you may send me a message & we could bounce ideas off eachother.
Answer by Beca-smiles at 6:52 PM on Jul. 8, 2009