Posts Tagged "comparing"

Bigger, Better, Faster

Bigger, Better, Faster

What to do for the child who always has to be better than his/her siblings? Needing to be "better than" is another version of a child's need to win. Dr. Lawrence Cohen, author of Playful Parenting and co-author of The Art of Roughhousing, provides a playful yet effective way to fill this need in a Q&A reprinted from his newsletter with permission: Q & A: I need some good play to help my...

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Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

Child: "You always buy her whatever she wants! You never do that for me! You love her more!" When your child challenges your fairness, remember to to say what the child is feeling without defending your actions. This is harder than it sounds, since we are programmed to defend. But, if a child fusses about unfair treatment and we jump in with all kinds of defenses like, "I bought her those shoes...

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