So, I mentioned a few days ago that Vivian has started fighting back against the oppression that is her brother- and her method of fighting back is by biting.
Here's the thing- and my source of confusion about all this. Vivian does not bite until the late afternoon/evening, when her brother has been picking on her all day. The kids love to play together, but pretty much every time Ethan is near Vivian, he's pushing her over or randomly sitting on her or stealing her toys or being mean to her in some other way. I am fairly certain that I say "ETHAN! Stop hitting/pushing/kicking/sitting on/taking the toy from Vivian" 45 times per day by the time they've been up for 10 minutes. That's just their life. They're always in the same space wanting the same toy, and right now Ethan is bigger and he has more tools to fight with.
So, I'm 95% proud of Vivian for finally finding a way to fight back and not get pushed around. But, at the same time, biting other people is probably not something we want to encourage. And she's biting him hard- hard enough to leave bruises and marks on his arms for days afterwards. Which means I need to do something about it. Even though Ethan, so far, completely deserves being bit.
Anyone been here before that has great advice for me? Anyone???