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Who's the Boss? 3-Year-Old Monitors Younger Sibling

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Hello!

Our oldest daughter (3.5 years) watches over our youngest (1.5). For instance, whenever our youngest is doing something harmful or dangerous our oldest calls me. Lately she also started to say to our youngest "no, do not do this or that" (she takes this on from me) or she takes harmful things away from our 1.5 year old. Obviously, it is helpful but I am wondering is this also desirable? Our youngest gets frustrated with her older sister at times when she takes things away. It is helpful when it concerns dangerous items but I do not want to risk them to develop a healthy sibling relationship.

Thank you for your help.

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