My 3 year old son just hurt his 1 month old baby sister while they were in their car seats.
I am not sure what he did, we just heard her screaming and then pulled over to find her mouth bleeding.
My husband tended to the baby while I tried to find out what happened.
When I asked my son what happened, he wouldn't answer me. I told him calmly that he wasn't going to get in trouble but that I needed to know what happened so that I could help his baby sister. He looked away and closed his eyes and refused to tell me. I then began to get nervous and cry and plead with him to tell me (usually he hates to see me cry- even tears of joy) but then he began to smile and almost laugh! He wouldn't answer his father either.
I am freaked out and I feel very angry with him. However, he is just a child and I don't want to make him feel unloved. However, I really want nothing to do with him right now.
He loves her and is super excited about being a big brother. In fact, he tells everyone (even strangers) that he has a baby sister.
How should I handle him? I want him to know the seriousness of his actions without traumatizing him.