Does it seem like your day is spent tearing your toddler twins apart so they don’t hit each other? They resort to hitting for any little thing, from having a toy taken away to their brother sitting too close. You hear about other well-behaved kids who play nicely and don’t need to be refereed every minute. You begin to wonder what in the world is wrong with your twins, or with you.
Thankfully this is all normal. Twins are unique from typical sibling rivalry because both kids are the same age. There isn’t the older child who usually knows better. Or the baby you can lay in a crib when the toddler is throwing a tantrum. They’re both going through the same developmental stages, which can be difficult for a child to understand. Add to that the fact that twins are with each other nearly every minute.
I’d get pretty tired of my twin, too.
Toddler twins are also at the age where they can’t always express how they feel, so they resort to physical communication. They’re testing boundaries, both with you and their twin. And they still think everything in sight is theirs alone.
Still, that doesn’t make refereeing twins all day any fun. While their impulses are normal, they still need to learn a better way to behave and express frustration.
Learn how to stop twins from hitting each other with these tips:
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