My DS is 8 1/2 and my DD just turned 3 on new years eve and they fight ALL the time. From the minute they get up to the minute they go to bed. My son id bossy and since me and his dad split up he feels like he needs to be the man of the house even though I told him no he needed to stay a kid. My DD is a bully and I am constantly putting her in time out or spanking her for being mean to her brother she also wants everything done her way. My mom said I needed to keep them away from each other. That my DD should never be allowed in to my DS's room (she has some of her toys in there and she likes to go in there to watch him play games or play with him) but to me they are siblings I want them to get along and to be bestfriends I shouldn't have to keep they away from each other. In order to do that I would have to isolate one of them more than likly my son. We live in a small two bedroom apartment. My DS has his own room and DD and I share a room (she has her own bed she sleeps in). I have tried to talk to them but it doesn't seem to help. I know they are both trying to deal with the fact that their dad is not around. I've tried to explain that to them but they don't understand. How can I get them to stop the fighting before I lose my mind?? Any advice would be great thanks.
on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM