Can you help a sister out?
We're heading into the squabble stage and I'm trying to figure out how I want to handle this stuff.
In general I tell them to work things out for themselves. I have no intention of spending the rest of my life refereeing every little "he took my toy" situation.
On the other hand, I have one that's a total button pusher and finds sport in trying to pissss off his brother. The other day the other one finally stood up for himself and while part of me was cheering inside the other part had to discipline him for hitting.
What's your general guide line for when to step in? When you think blood shed is imminent?
So far I do a lot of "If you don't like how he's playing with you then go to your (or another) room where you can play by yourself". (aka: walk away)
They're young enough that they don't intuitively understand how to diffuse situations but I don't want to over coach them either.
Frankly I think my button pusher needs some real life consequences too.....