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Siblings fighting!

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Tillytoes14 Sat 06-Feb-16 11:14:51

Hi, my nearly 5 and 9 year olds son's poked each other in the eye this morning, my 5 year old was crying a lot. I didn't see it happen, but both admitted to poking each other in the eye. I spoke to them both separately and gave them some time apart in separate rooms, I also took their game time of them for 24 hours. Have I dealt with this the right way? I want them to see the seriousness of poking each other in the eyes, especially being such a delicate and sensitive body part.

Thanks in advance!

Ferguson Sat 06-Feb-16 18:32:08

A 9 yr old ought to know better; encourage him by saying he is the 'grown up' one, and should be able to show the younger one how to behave sensibly.

Tillytoes14 Sat 06-Feb-16 20:27:09

Yes he should, he never normally retaliates, but they are sharing a small bedroom together in a small house until we purchase a property, which hasn't helped. I've explained about him being the older one and walking away from the situation.

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