I have 2 daughters, 8 and 11 years old. My 8 years old is very nice to every body except to her sister and I don’t know how to change that.
Sibling rivalry and conflict are a very popular and tough topics! Whenever I work with siblings, I remind them how important it is to support each other. There is enough conflict with their other friends in and out of school and home should be the safety zone. However – this advice doesn’t always have the impact I would like.
One recommendation I give all parents with more than one child is to schedule special time with each child, even if it’s only 15 minutes a week. The one on one attention can limit the need for either child to stir the pot. Build a ritual around this time and let your child know how excited you are to have these individual moments. Additionally, focus on each child’s unique qualities and celebrate them.