My 8 yr. old twin girls are always taking sides against their 9 yr. old sister, even when their wrong. She is getting really flustered. Basically, it is the 9 yr. old against the twins, one at a time . The twins don't usually argue with eachother.Answer Question
Answer by JackieGirl007 at 12:49 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by AngeliaG at 6:53 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 AM on Nov. 7, 2009
Answer by SusieD250 at 10:03 AM on Nov. 7, 2009
Siblings Without Rivalry is a good book. See it here with other sibling rivalry books http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcjkidzcom3-20?node=5&page=2
Oftentimes, it is a competition for your attention/affection. Try not to overly praise the 9 year old in front of the twins. Take her aside and praise her when appropriate.
Also empathy helps. When you are with the 9 year old (alone) tell her how hard it must be to be the "older sister" and standing up to both of the twins.
When you are with the twins (alone) empathsize with them, and let them know it can be hard to be a "younger sisters" .
The book has some good ideas.
Answer by momjs at 11:58 PM on Nov. 7, 2009
Answer by BJoan at 10:27 AM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by motherofhope98 at 9:54 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by Susie351 at 10:40 AM on Nov. 9, 2009