Young Sibling Rivalry
My son is 7 and my daughter is 4 (5 in Dec). They almost fight constantly! I know it's seems the same old song and dance, but I'm going nuts over it. They are not violent per se to each other, just constantly bicker and aggrevate each other. My son has starting peeing in his pants during the day now. I'm not sure if it's nerves over starting school again or not. Their father and I are divorced, but we share custody; one week on/off. We both have new partners and the kids have met them. I've had my boyfriend longer and he has 3 kids of his own. All the kids seem to get along great when they're together, but mine will not leave one another alone. I've tried one on one time with them (which is difficult sometimes), arts and crafts to keep them busy, go to the park for excersise, movie time, I even have sponsored a child to give my son a pen pal. But it seems nothing works. He has never been dry at night; he wears the "night time pants". His sister who is 2.5 yrs younger is dry day and night. I've tried "bribing" him with things he can earn if he stays dry, but all of this is to no use. Any suggestions? He has his pediatrician appointment in 2 weeks and I'm thinging about asking her for meds.