Kids do not get along!! Help needed!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-2010
Kids do not get along!! Help needed!
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 8:27am

Hi everyone :)

I have three children, 11 year old twin girls and a 7 year old boy.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 2:23pm
Welcome to the board, Cathy. That's a tough situation. I wonder why she's bullying him. Did it start out of nowhere? I remembered seeing something here on iVillage not long ago about what to do when your child is the bully, so I went to find it. Here's the link:

Some of it might not be applicable since you're the parent to both and it's happening at home, but some of the advice might be helpful.

Does she have any friends who are bullying her or others? Have you asked her why she's acting this way? My oldest is only 7, so when he's bothering his sister I take away privileges that he has to earn back. So far, that works for us. Does she leave her sister alone?
Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Sat, 02-04-2012 - 6:29pm
I am not sure what is going on. My kids are 4 years apart too. If they start at each other, they have to write an essay or an apology letter to each other. Included are three things that makes their sibling special, two nice things that they noticed their sibling had done and what commandments they broke. I want them to think about thier sibling in a more loving way and a Christian way, since I tell them all the time that we aren't Lutherans just for the hour we sit in the pew.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!