I have an 11 year old daughter, and her dad and I have been divorced since she was 5. I met a man when she was 7 and him and I eventually moved in together. We have had a son who is now 1.5 years old.
My daughter has been very standoffish towards my son since he was born. I tried to prep her before he was born and she was very excited for him to be here. I even made it a point that she would be the first to hold him in the hospital when he was born (after my husband and I).
My daughter has always been standoffish towards him and it is driving me crazy. I have asked her about it and she tells me he doesn't do anything. She said once he starts sitting up she would play with him. He started doing that and she still wanted nothing to do with him so I asked again and she said once he starts walking then I can play with him, and so on and so on. I feel like she just keeps making excuses of reasons she doesn't like him.
He LOVES to follow her around and is dying to play with her, but she just shrivels up her nose and won't even hardly look at him. It breaks my heart when he follows her around wanting to play and she goes into a room and shuts the door in his face, and he cries because he just wants to be with her.
I have grounded her, taken away privilages, etc. but I am just at a loss on how to fix this at this point. Anyone have any great ideas on how I can get her to develop a relationship with him?