Okay, so my 4 yo daughter is really smart. She's one of those that you don't really teach to read, somehow they just figure it out, and she has common sense too. My 5 yo son is smart too, but more like most kids are. Also, she is almost two inches taller than him.
So, he is frustrated because he wants to feel like the big brother and teach her stuff and maybe at least get to say the answers first when we do activities. Today I sat to read with them and she recited the whole book almost before I could turn the pages and he stomped off and said 'Well maybe I should just be a 3 year old!' .
I do stuff with them for alone time, it's good bonding, but it doesn't help the matter.
Should I be thinking of ways to get him to feel like the older brother or just tell him it doesn't matter who is oldest?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Jul. 31, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by momofsaee at 9:12 AM on Aug. 1, 2009
Do NOT ask her to play dumb, that'll lead to serious issues later on.
Instead of them just yelling out answers, try asking each child a specific question and make sure your daughter knows when it is not her turn its not ok to answer.
Answer by Gealach at 11:58 PM on Jul. 31, 2009
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Answer by beautyqueen616 at 7:56 AM on Aug. 1, 2009
Please do not ask your daughter to play dumb!!!!Continue to praise all of their accomplishments and it will even out.Explain to your son that each child has their own special ability.Sibling rivalry is natural.
Answer by moomers at 8:46 AM on Aug. 1, 2009
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