Posted February 10, 2007on:
There are times when Kyle could not get along with his brothers. Although it’s only natural for siblings to bicker over anything, I am particularly drawn to watching Kyle who is more prone to mood-swings.
With Matt now spending more time with his teenage buddies and Jake too young to understand how to play the elder brothers’ toys, Kyle is often left to his own devices.
What Jerry and I do these days is to focus on Kyle. Matt is often out with his friends on Saturdays. It’s not something we are allowing Kyle just yet, as he is still too young to be going out with friends unchaperoned. And since we think the age gap between him and Jake the youngest is just so wide, we take extra effort to spend time with him.
We bring him out to the mall to check out the toy store, the sports shops for shoes or to treat him to some fancy snack. When there are no classes, I take him to my office where he could play his favorite PC games without being disturbed by Jake as what normally happens when he’s home.
The little things we try to come up with to have peace and quiet at home…We hope this lessens the occasion where we also lose our temper trying to mediate between squabbling boys.