Acting Like a Baby

We are having a frustrating issue with Ellie presently. She has started crawling around the house, babbling like a baby and copying Kahlei. She doesn’t crawl and babble constantly, so that’s not too much of a big deal. It’s when Kahlei is doing something wrong and I am trying to tell her no that there’s a problem. I will get Kahlei to stop and then Ellie will do the exact thing I’ve stopped her sister doing, even though she knows it’s naughty. Then Kahlei thinks it’s alright to continue as Ellie’s just done it.

It is seriously starting to get on my nerves. I have spoken to Ellie, trying to convey the point that she is the older sister and needs to model appropriate behaviour for Kahlei instead of encouraging things we don’t want her doing. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to think I have a point.

I am at a point where I just want to pull my hair out! I am unsure about exactly what I should do. I am hoping my continued discussions with her about this will help… though, I am skeptical.

Maybe it is just a phase and it will pass without any repercussions… I just don’t want Kahlei to pick up behaviours that we will struggle to correct!

If you guys have had any experiences with this type of thing I would love to hear your stories/comments/suggestions!

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