He’s breaking it!
He’s doing it again!
Look! Look! MOMMY!!!
Uh, uh, uh, wait, no…no…don’t do that!
This has become the soundtrack of our days.
Katie’s difficulty with sharing is becoming a huge problem for us.
She is, shall we say, particular. She likes things just so (yes, I take full responsibility for this!).
And Matthew is 14 months old and wants nothing more than to touch, taste, and be a general nuisance to his big sister.
She has no trouble sharing with her peers, but not so much with her little brother.
She wants all of her toys to be off limits and wants to play with his as well.
I know that this is normal, but my head is about to explode, so I’m
asking begging for your help.
I’ve tried distraction, using a timer for taking turns, completely separating them, and pleading, all with minimal results.
I want to respect her need for her own space and teach her the importance of respecting others, all while fostering a positive relationship between the two of them.
But, what I’m dong isn’t working.
So, I need tips, approaches, and commiseration.
Or a volunteer to come over and watch them so I can go take a long bubble bath with a glass of wine. Daily.