• As with all behaviour, there are lots of theories and books readily available to tell you just how (and why) to manage sibling jealousy effectively. Some will say that it should be managed in a way in which no-one gets told off per se, because it's natural and ok to have emotions like jealousy.

    Sibling Jealousy: How To Handle Difficult Behaviour

    Yesterday I could hear Wills making some not-so-happy noises up in the kids’ bedroom. Upon inspection I found my usually fairly well behaved 3 1/2-year-old laid on top of him with the full weight of her body, slapping him in the head repeatedly (alternating hands for maximum impact like the clever little madam that she is). About 10 minutes before this, I’d asked Amelia to find somewhere to calm down because she was feeling particularly angry (she was screaming like a banshee and generally being a b****). She’d gone to her room, and her defence for the attack on her little brother was; “Arrrrrgh!! But HE’s annoying me!” No doubt…