How to educate a child not to be jealous of his brother?



Thank G-d, we have two children, a boy of two and half years and a six months old baby. We try to make sure they are not jealous of each other or feel that either of them is preferred over the other, but the two year old hits the baby at almost every opportunity. And when he is with children his age, he becomes controlling, doesn’t share with them, and will even become violent to get his way. Soon he will start nursery and we want to put an end to his behavior. What should we do???


You should institute a “carrot and stick” campaign. This means that each day that he doesn’t act violently, he gets a reward, and each time he acts violently, he gets punished. Be consistent and calm, and deal with him firmly and seriously without anger, and with G-d's help you will succeed.