See this sweet girl?
And this sweet boy?
Apart they are great kids. Funny, smart, curious, happy, kind (mostly), loving, creative and much more. But together? Together they are ROTTEN. Totally rotten. From the moment they get up in the morning until they go to bed at night it’s a constant stream of bickering back and forth, name calling, tattling, sometimes pushing, etc. And it’s seriously driving me insane. Really. I’m dreading the summer when they’ll be together all day. At least now he’s at school from 9-4 and I get a break from their fighting. Jack’s 7 and Cate’s 4 1/2. She eggs him on and pushes his buttons but falls to pieces when he comes after her and is quick to play the victim. He is quick to anger, has no patience with her and is completely nasty with her. They both are strong willed and have big stubborn streaks. So much alike, which I think is part of the issue.
So, all you moms out there….help! Anyone else dealing with this? If so, do you have any tips? Tricks? Consequences I can put in place to try and curb this? Please?!