Posted by: drmolly in sibling rivalry on
Sep 01, 2010
A few weeks ago I was at the fifth grade concert for my son Declan. Conall, who is 9, was sitting next to me and as Declan excitedly danced on stage more enthusiastically than his peers, Conall cringed. I was all aglow with pride and giddy with the pure fun Declan was clearly having on stage. Conall covered his eyes and leaned into me to ask why Declan is so "goofy"' I was crushed! Declan is a joy and delights in performing, but Conall only sees
A reader asks:
I am wondering if you can help me. I am having a LOT of problems with my oldest daughter trying to hurt our 4 month old. There have been several times that M has held blankets over K's face (more than playing peek-a-boo), and she kicks her, scratches her, and even knocks her over when K is sitting up. My husband & I have tried everything from time outs to taking away toys & tv, and talking to M about it is totally pointless.