I'm Learning

“Not too close to your sister’s face!”

“Don’t throw toys by her head!”

“Please stop doing that.”

“Didn’t I just ask you to please stop doing that?”

It’s been a trying time in our household lately. But I’m finding that if I just step back and stop telling him what not to do, he figures out exactly what to do on his own.

I’m learning. They’re good teachers, if I just pay attention.



  1. Jessica L. says

    Yes, yes, YES!! I have a three year old and an 11 wk old. I try not to nag b/c I don’t want to stifle their relationship at such a young age but I do feel like I am constantly reminding him to not be so close b/c she can’t see him or not to touch her hands b/c she puts those in his mouth. But then he goes and does some of the sweetest things for her and I am reminded of how proud I am of him b/c he’s such a great big brother. Your post was short, but I can totally relate, and it made me cry :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    It is definitely hardest when you think that the little one could get hurt. I try to tell him how much I enjoy it when I see them playing well. Then, when pushing happens, I try to keep my cool. But it is hard. I hate seeing them be unkind to one another. But the praise always works better than the correction!

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