07-12-2019 10:47 PM
07-13-2019 10:22 AM
Hey @mrskode ,
There was post about a week ago where another parent was having a similar issue (i.e., their eldest was ignoring their younger child). Might be good to have a look through the previous posts (sorry, I had a quick look but couldn't find it). Anyway, you may want to reach out to the author of that post . . .
Are there any other parents/caregivers who have been through this issue?
07-15-2019 10:41 PM
Thanks for sharing with us here on ReachOut. It's great that you're reaching out during times of stress. It must be hard to watch your innocent 8 year old be treated negatively by her older sister. Can I ask - is this sort of behaviour typical of your 19 year old or is it uncharacteristic of her? If it is an ongoing issue it might be helpful to speak with a child/adolescent psychologist or counselor. Parentline can be a helpful starting point for such services. The number for Parentline may vary depending on what state you're in. This link provides the numbers per state if you are wanting to call.
I like your thought of only returning her presents to her if she apologises to, and does something nice for, her younger sister. Did you end up doing this? If so, how did it go?