Jedi-mom trick # 35

๐‰edi-mom tricks are my ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ด! #bookish .โฃโฃโฃ
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We have definitely struggled a lot with sibling rivalry! Going from one child to two made my eldest child even more desperate for my attention! ๐Ÿ˜ญโฃโฃโฃ
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Infants are already demanding, the tension in the house was always high! I couldnโ€™t satisfy my eldest son (3 years young) no matter how hard I tried, the baby would interrupt all of our interactions and he was mad about it. โฃโฃโฃ
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This weeks advice comes from Sibling Without Rivalry a book that has given me practical advice that has actually worked! โฃโฃโฃ
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The crying baby used to make my eldest ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ฒ! โฃ
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He would cover his ears and shout โฃ
โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜๐˜  ๐˜‹๐˜–๐˜Œ๐˜š ๐˜๐˜Œ ๐˜Š๐˜™๐˜  ๐˜›๐˜–๐˜– ๐˜”๐˜œ๐˜Š๐˜ ๐˜”๐˜–๐˜”?!โ€โฃโฃโฃ
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Now? He is quick to console his little brother with a hug and a song โฃ
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I led by example, before consoling the baby I said โ€œ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜›๐˜๐˜๐˜šโ€ as if I was performing some kind of magic trick. โฃโฃโฃ
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Today, the relationship between them has changed for the better. Though he still has his moments Iโ€™m proud of this progress! โฃโฃโฃ
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Visit ๐ฐ๐ฐ๐ฐ.๐…๐ข๐ญ๐๐ž๐ซ๐๐ฒ๐Œ๐จ๐ฆ.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ (link in bio) for a long list of resources that help make this parenting thing a little bit easier. โฃโฃโฃ
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โฃโฃโฃHave you struggled with sibling rivalry before? Either between you and your sibling or witnessed others? How did it play out for you? โฃโฃโฃ

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