I'm not sure how I feel about this, I figured here would be a great place to work through my thoughts, hear others.
When DS1 does something (usually on accident) that hurts DS2 Dh says our usual, Be careful you hurt DS2 when you did X, or That wasn't nice, DS2 got hurt, we are nice to our brother ect...
Dh has begun to add "Give your brother a kiss" to say sorry.
I'm not sure how I feel about forced affection. On one hand I want to teach empathy and saying your sorry. On the other, I don't like the idea of forced affection or possible hallow apologies.
How do you teach empathy? Do you make your kids apologize? What about give affection?
I should note DS1 is generally very gentle and affectionate with DS2. He is a sweet child, but unaware of pain caused by him, BUT its not like he is hitting DS1 or anything just swinging toys, or pushing past, or trying to play and missing (like drums DS1 will be drumming and DS2 comes over DS1 doesn't notice fingers) And occasionally taking things (we're working on turn taking)
I don't expect the world he's only just 2, but teaching is always a good plan.