When a Two Year Old Hits

This may be a two-year-old being aggressive with their older siblings, or a child in a two’s program hitting classmates. I tend to think there are three (long run, four) parts to the answer: Coach being gentle You might read Hands are Not for Hitting by Aggasi, No Hitting by Katz, No More Hitting for … Continue reading When a Two Year Old Hits

How Your Own Sibling Relationships Can Impact Your Children’s Sibling Relationships

    I’ll admit, I am about to way oversimplify an issue about complex family dynamics. There are people who spend years in therapy unraveling the impact from the next few points. That said, there are some fairly obvious ways your own sibling relationships, from growing up and from current exchange, can impact your children’s … Continue reading How Your Own Sibling Relationships Can Impact Your Children’s Sibling Relationships

Helping Siblings Get Along

Here are a few general tips to benefit sibling relationships: Fair is not equal, fair is everyone has their needs met – It’s okay that the discipline for a three-year-old is different than the discipline for a seven-year-old for the same behaviors. They are different children at different stages of development, meeting their needs may happen in very … Continue reading Helping Siblings Get Along

Your Own Sibling Relationships Can Impact Your Children’s Sibling Relationships

First, your own sibling relationships help shape your expectations for how your children might get along. My brother and I got along great growing up. We played together when we were little and hung out fairly often through college. I expect my girls to get along. When they do play and hang out, I count that as … Continue reading Your Own Sibling Relationships Can Impact Your Children’s Sibling Relationships