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momzilla93

No advice here but you are not alone. My 7,5 & 3 year old are arguing constantly. It’s exhausting.


Kikie3

❤️


Quiet-Raspberry-2311

My sister and I are about the same age gap as your older two. We got along beautifully until we were about 8 and 6. From that point on, it was World War III every day until the day I left for college. Then, our relationship changed overnight and now as adults we’re best friends. It’s kind of weird how that works. Boys may be different than girls though. I do know for girls the drama tends to ramp up as they get older, so maybe your boys will calm down as they get older? I don’t know.


nursejoy1989

My kids aren't fighting yet since one is still a baby, but I remember fighting with my younger brother up until I moved out for college. He had some serious anger issues though, he tried to choke me once because I didn't want to leave for school 15 minutes early so he could hang out with his friends before school (I worked til 10 most nights during the week so I slept until the last minute before I had to drive us to school). So it may be a long road ahead of you for fighting.


Kikie3

Oh Jeeze 😬 ya I had to clarify with other commenters that they don’t fight as in like.. physically fight… they just bicker nonstop… I think they love each other because they always want to be near each other, but then they just bicker and argue constantly so I’m like 🥴


Vexed_Moon

Shockingly, none of my kids really “fight”. They get into brief arguments that are over and forgotten about in minutes, but there are rarely any true fights. It gets better at they get older.


onceuponafigtree

Neither do mine. They've been super close since the youngest was born and sure they get upset at each other for small things but there's never real fights. Most of the time time they're making up new secret brother handshakes


Kikie3

That sounds like a dream 😂


onceuponafigtree

They get up to mischief together 😂 twice the cunning all at once


SnooCrickets6980

Yeah, mine bicker over who gets the pink paw patrol plate but even at 4 and 2 they don't really fight.


Kikie3

Sorry, bickering is more so what I meant 🙈


SnooCrickets6980

Oh I don't think the bickering ever stops! I bicker with my sister and we are in our 30s and best friends 🤣


Kikie3

I guess I could have worded it as arguments over here also. They don’t fight as in physically… they just bicker and argue CONSTANTLY.


Vexed_Moon

I don’t define fight as in physically either, more so something that lasts longer than your typical disagreement. Bickering is normal for siblings, I don’t think it ever really goes away, even if it’s mild.


Wild_Statement_3142

Your issue doest seem to be two kids fighting..... But one kid not respecting boundaries and getting physical. You need to control your oldest to stop putting his hands on your middle and being rough. When he jumps on his brother and starts trying to play rough, he needs to be immediately stopped and given a consequence. Stop allowing that type of play.


Kikie3

I should have clarified. We constantly redirect my oldest and he does receive consequences for jumping all over our middle child. I only added that in there to convey their differences. My nephew who is 3 is similar to my oldest and they love playing together because they’re both rough and tumble type of kids. My middle is just more into “learning” and quiet play… but that said my middle also does enjoy the occasional rough and tumble type of play as well, just not as often.