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#1 of 2 Old 09-30-2013, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hoping someone can help me figure out how to respond to this behavior in a gentle, positive way.

My 5.5 year old DD and my 3.5 year old DS are always competing over whom gets into or out of the car first or last. There doesn't seem to be rhyme or reason to it. And sometimes when one of them loses there is a major meltdown. I'm at my wits end and usually I can at least think of ways to deal with behavior issues but I'm lost here. Any help, ideas, suggestions??

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My cousins did this when we were kids so their mom made a rule that one went first on odd days and the other went first on even days.  When they were old enough, they used it to decide who got to ride in the front and eventually, who got to drive.  No kidding.  There was a rule for months that ended in 31 so that someone didn't get back to back days but I can't remember how they worked it out.  I thought it was nuts but it worked for them for all those years.

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