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2.5 year-old jealous of older sibling

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HawkeyeInConfusion Mon 28-Mar-16 22:25:06

I am a lone parent of a 2.5 year-old and a 5 year-old. There is genuine affection between them, they often play nicely together and lots of laughter. Although there are also the usual squabbles.

But DC2 is very jealous of DC1 getting a hug from me or sitting on my lap. As soon as he sees it happening he tries to push in and get between me and her. And he is very determined about it.

I know it is just a phase, and in a few short years neither of them will want to sit on my knee. But what is the best way to deal with it now? Unsurprisingly DC1 resents DC2 pushing in all the time. And the fighting over me is getting me down.

Needless to say, DC2 is not accepting taking turns. Nor having a knee each.

Any ideas please?

HawkeyeInConfusion Thu 31-Mar-16 20:21:05

Any words of wisdom please?

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