Kristi Yamaguchi on Big Sister Blues
I have two girls who are about two years apart. They get along really well, but of course, they fight sometimes. It's usually over a toy that one has ... and the other one wants. Sometimes they work it out themselves, but most of the time when I have to step in, I ask my older daughter, Keara, to let her younger sister, Emma (who is usually crying at this point), have the toy. I figure she's older, she has tons of other toys and she can just deal better (plus, she's not crying).
I don't want to make Keara always have to give in to her younger sister—that's not fair. But she is older and understands more. Is it wrong to expect this of her? Should I make some sort of rule around when Keara needs to give Emma the toy ... every other time or something? What do you guys do?
Besides being a mom, Kristi Yamaguchi is best known as an Olympic champion and a "Dancing with the Stars" winner. She's also a spokesperson for the American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza campaign.