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I posted a comment asking if your son takes a bus to school, and is there someone available to give him a ride. If so, assure your older child that your younger one is also going to school by putting your younger child in the car while you or somebody else drives them. If it is a day where your younger son does not have to go to preschool, just make your ...


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Firstly- I wouldn't be too worried about this being "dangerous" behavior. Most of the time kids use the "they told me..." excuse as a way to get out of trouble. I would be more worried about curbing the misbehaviors only to teach them that such excuses don't work and to discourage them from trying it, not because of peer pressure. A way ...


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"Holding grudges" has a negative connotation, so I wouldn't quite phrase it that way. Can young children remember who, for example, they cannot trust any longer? Absolutely. I agree with @Joe that informing the child was the job of the parents. And that their job now is to give her the emotional vocabulary to work out her feelings. In fact, all I ...


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First - I'm very surprised to see the parents asked you to break the news to the children. It seems to me like this is the sort of thing they should be doing! Second - what you're describing is normal. Children need time to process new information, and especially when it's something so totally new to them that they don't have any reference to compare it to,...


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I wrote this originally as a comment but decided to elaborate on an answer, as I went way over the character limit. Disclaimer: These are not long term solutions to fighting, nor a root cause, these are just suggestions to relax already present tension and relax your children to stop rivalry before it escalates. In someplace with less space, such as a car or ...


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