April 29, 2016 11:32pm CST
I am a 32 year old woman with two children. One is 8years old (a girl) and the other one is 2years old (a boy). I noticed that they could not be put together in the same room.3 minutes would be way too long for them to get along. They always fight on anything. Sometimes I find it a bit cute but sometimes really so troublesome. Is it really like that? That us why we really opted to choose different gender for every pregnancy for we thought that having different ones would create harmony for both. That the girl would not be jealous ur the younger brother for they have different choices of many things and vice versa. But still the same thing happened. It doesn't matter whether the toy is for girl or for boy they still fight over it. Sigh... How about some mommies out their? Does your kids also have the same situation? What do you do about it?
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30 Apr 16
I have three girls and a boy. They are spaced fairly evenly - roughly two years between each set, except the last two. All my kids get along and look after each other pretty well. Even when they were little, they got along really well. They bicker occasionally, but they love one another.
30 Apr 16
Wonderful. How did you get to teach them not to pick on each other? Mine was that the younger one (the boy) is always picking on his big sister and the big sister also cries right away. But I know they live each other for they are thoughtful to each other.
30 Apr 16
@jndlponti I didn't really have to teach them, though they sometimes needed a wee reminder We practised the family bed when they were little, and we homeschooled for many years. The children spent a lot of time together - close together! Maybe that helped.... Yours are quite far apart. I suspect it will be more of a challenge with them. But once they are grown, they will be closer.