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They started fighting... as soon as I got them up for school. Thats all they do is fight -- yelling & the occassional smack upside the back of the head -- and its been going on for weeks. I don't know how much more of this crap I can take. I told them last night that I was gonna lock them both in a closet and whoever came out alive won (I wouldn't do that, but I told them I would). Right now as I type this, I hear the 5yo screeching (yes, screeching) to the 10yo "Stop following me!" I was never so happy for school to start as I was this year. I have 7 hours of peace and quiet! But, there's the hour before school and the 5 hours after school that I still have to hear this crap.
I'm at my wits end. I've tried everything I can think of to get this non-stop fighting to stop. I tried separating them for 3 days... both in their own rooms and couldn't come out except to potty. Stupid me, I should've realised they'd fight through the wall! Then I started giving them chores to do together immediately when I heard them start. Stupid me, I should've known that wouldn't work... they don't even do their chores separately LOL. I've tried making them sit right beside each other but not touch. I've tried making them give each other a hug and say "I love you" when it starts. Stupid me, I should've realised that just makes them closer to each other for the sly smack upside the back of the head. I've tried grounding them, taking personal possessions away, nothing is working. They are nit-picky and antagonize each other. And, God forbid, if there's silence for 10 mins, one of them feels the need to start crap with the other one.
I seriously cannot take this anymore. My nerves are shot.
A couple kids were talking crap to my 10yo after school yesterday. The 5yo put them in their place! LOL Apparently, no one can fight with her sister by her.
It does not get any better when they are closer together. My girls are 20 months apart at 5 & 7 & fight like crazy too. I am hoping it will be different this time. Brooke will be 7 1/2 & Catie will be just under 6.
i got my girls to stop fighting just about 3-4 years ago...but i'm sorry i don't remember how! i think i just put the fear of mom in em. i became military bootcamp mommy for a bit. now i just can give them the crazy mean look and they shut up real quick.
Well my sisters are identical twins. I know at one point they were so bad (they are now almost 20) that my mom tied their hands together so they had to get along & work together. They were between 10-12 at the time. It really worked well for a while. Not endorcing it, I can just laugh about it now lol.
Well my sisters are identical twins. I know at one point they were so bad (they are now almost 20) that my mom tied their hands together so they had to get along & work together. They were between 10-12 at the time. It really worked well for a while. Not endorcing it, I can just laugh about it now lol.[/b]
I'm not suggesting this, but you can try it if you want. When my sister and I would fight (we are 3 1/2 years apart), my mom would handcuff us together for hours. We would either stop fighting or kill eachother. We usually stopped fighting pretty quickly and focused our frustrations on mom.