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Older children acting like their younger siblings.

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KerryMum Sat 04-Oct-08 13:11:03

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compo Sat 04-Oct-08 13:14:03

blimey my 4 year old is only just getting into transformers, power rangers etc

Overmydeadbody Sat 04-Oct-08 13:18:19

Is he the chess wizz? maybe he's just balancing it all out?

notsoteenagemum Sat 04-Oct-08 13:20:00

Mine too compo and he had a transformer for his birthday that was for aged 8 by mistake and is ridiculously hard to transform.

Maybe he 'grew' up too fast Kerrymum and has realised he enjoys playing with his younger brother. I still loved Dolls and Lego at 10 although I didn't shout it from the rooftops at school.

KerryMum Sat 04-Oct-08 13:21:56

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KerryMum Sat 04-Oct-08 13:23:13

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fullmoonfiend Sat 04-Oct-08 13:45:15

Kerrymum, I bet he's not! You should meet mine. Who is 11 at christmas.....
I think some of it is a reaction to the inevitability of 'growing up'. On one hand my ds is riding to school by himself and watching James Bond. The next minute he is crying over a stuffed sheep soft toy he wanted to buy!

KerryMum Sat 04-Oct-08 17:57:26

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kaz33 Sat 04-Oct-08 18:12:51

Same here - DS1(7)) is so immature, petulant, annoying, random - copying his younger brother (5)who is actually so much easier in many ways.

Liffey Sat 04-Oct-08 18:17:01

Oh boy I could have done this thread. My 3 yr old has speech delays and keeps taking off his clothes and screaming. Hard enough to deal with but his elder sibling (by 3 yrs) copies him just to exasperate me I presume.

mou Sat 04-Oct-08 18:23:09

My DS is 10 and we are going through exactly the same thing. He talks like a 5 yr old (age of DD), acts like a 5 yr old, plays with her toys, rides her bike...it drives me potty!!! And he has tantrums like 2 yr old. He gave his sister lots of his toys when she was small, and now causes massive rows about having them back. Can't get him to bed at same time as a five year old though!!

KerryMum Sat 04-Oct-08 19:05:18

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Gerrard Sun 12-Oct-08 22:40:03

When will my baby sleep through the night he is 5 weeks old?

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