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Mama Drama: Staying Sane Parenting the Spitfire and the Saint

Dear Mama Drama: I have two great kids. One is the model son who is sweet, obedient and tries to do what is right. His older sister is a fun spitfire who frequently gets in trouble for antagonizing her little brother or not listening. The other day when I was reprimanding her, she accused me of not loving her as much because I always side with him. Though I try to be a loving mom, I can see how she’d feel that way because he rarely gets in trouble. How do I teach her certain behaviors aren’t acceptable but also show my love? I also don’t want her to resent her “perfect” little brother. ~Misunderstood  Mama  (photo credit) Dear Misunderstood: It can be challenging to find balance in our interactions with our kids. Siblings often think we should treat them the s...