Jealousy between half-siblings
SD16 has the worst Jealousy issues with DH & my BS9 (we are custodial). To a lesser degree she also has jealousy issues with her half-siblings on BM’s side, but she only spends part of the summer and holidays there. She is nasty, gives him attitude, refuses to speak to him or yells at him for no reason. For example, at breakfast yesterday, BS9 asked SD if she wanted syrup for her French toast. She blasts him saying I’ll eat my food the way I want to eat it. Fortunately, we co-parent both children. We have tried time outs, taking favored items, sending her to her room if she cannot be civil, yelling at her, talking to her, having her grandparents talk to her and even therapy. Nothing seems to have worked thus far. We are at wits end trying to make her see her jealously only makes things worse for her & often makes people overcompensate by giving him extra attention, because they feel bad for the way she treats him. Surely some of you have this problem. Any ideas?