Let’s talk parenting books for a minute. Do any really exist for kids on the spectrum? I’ve read a great one about teaching life skills, but that’s not really what is tormenting me on a daily basis. Sibling issues are destroying our calm these days.
I’ve pulled out my copy of Siblings Without Rivalry to peruse again. I read it once when Carlos was very small, but still big enough to be annoying to his older brother. I remember, vaguely, liking the book.
All I know is the sibling fights are not healthy, at least the way they happen here. Inevitably I end up wading in, and probably make it worse instead of better.
But really, is there anything more blood boiling than hearing your children yell, scream and hit each other? It is such a hot button for me.
And jealously…good grief. Carlos turned six last week, and I thought Jett’s head was going to explode with jealousy over Carlos’ gifts. I know it’s normal, it’s just so unpleasant!
So onto the book I go. Trying to suss out a different style of doing things, to try to bring some peace to our existence.