When a Sibling Interferes With a Consequence


Our 6 year old son threw a huge tantrum after school in front of a lot of people, thus enforcing a consequence of all his toys being taken away as well as early bedtime. Our dilemma in following through with this consequence is that we also have 8 year old son who plays with those toys as well, and now he's upset because he thinks he's getting punished even though he didn't misbehave. How do we enforce the consequence on our younger son without affecting our older one? This has happened a few times before, and those times we've let our 8 year old play with the toys, but he ends up sharing them with our 6 year old because he feels sorry that our 6 year old doesn't get to play with anything.

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