okay i KNOW that he is not really being "mean" and that he is just two and that it is normal but i don't want my dd thinking that it is okay to act the way that he has started acting. he being my two year old nephew. I know that it is just normal toddler behavior but dd, who is only ten months, is picking up this attitude and besides the fact i just feel awkward because SIL will yell or slap his hand
. He has gotten to the point where he takes EVERYTHING away from DD or he pushes her down etc etc. he is at the stage where just about anything you say to him when he "knows" he is doing something "wrong" he will bust out in tears and throw himself down so i have to be careful as to what and how i say it and what i do. but the thing is he really enjoys being mean to her
like today we were over there and he has this little battery operated four wheeler ride on toy that dd was just amazed by. he wouldn't let her get anywhere near it and if she tried to he would zip down the hall into his room and slam the door so she couldn't get to it. well when he left it in the dining room to go on to something else she got to it and was just holding on to the handle looking at it and he came and got on and we told him not to turn it on because he would knock down the baby and run over her foot. he heard us looked at us all and before we could get over there he took off and ran over her foot
: and laughed his a$$ off about it. I'm sorry but he sounded evil
: ! he will even go around the living room picking up EVERYTHING off the floor so dd can't have anything. even when we are over at our house he will hoard all her toys and put them where she can't get to them. tonight i saw dd start taking stuff away from him and butting him out of her way like he does to her. she was making sure he couldn't get to his grandma or his mom.
ok so i know this is long but bear with me
. well my sil yells at him or slaps his hand and i really don't like her to do that but i don't know how to tell him anything first with him busting into tears
: . I've tried involving them in games together with me on the floor with them. I've tried talking to him about sharing and being nice. Tried talking to him about a lot of things and most of the time it doesn't work. The thing is that he has started deliberately seeking her out to "accidentally" hurt her. even if we tell him he is doing _____ to close to the baby and he needs to be careful not to hit/step on her, he continues. we do intervene but the thing is that i can't just keep her on my lap or at my feet when he is around. I watch like a hawk but it still seems to happen
does anyone have any suggestions or btdt. its just so hard cause hes not my kid yk?
sorry for the loooooong rambling, its late and i needed to be in bed over an hour ago!!!