Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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I am having a terrible time dealing with my two boys 2.5yo and 4yo. They bicker alot, which is bad enough, but the mean things that they say are what send me over the edge. It just breaks my heart to hear them say hurtful things to each other. My 4yo has introduced these phrases that my 2yo has now picked up, but it's mostly the 4yo. I'm thinking they originated at school. I never had a close sibling relationship, so I don't know how much impact this really has. Can you tell me if I'm being over-sensitive and also how you would deal with this. Here are some examples:
You are NOT my best friend anymore!
You are a goo-goo boy! (name calling with intent, but without an actual "bad word!")
I don't love you anymore!
If you don't do X, then I'm going not going to be your friend anymore!
All of these are said in anger, followed by storming off or a melt down.
Heather-- I'm a <>< SAHM of two fabulous boys 8/05 and 2/07