I'm having incredible difficulty with jealousy among my girls. One is 6 and the other is 8. Just a little background, my husband and I are in the process of adopting these two girls. they come from an abusive home and have some serious psychological issues. The girls are constantly fighting over my husband and my attention. We shower them with love and hugs and kisses. If one sits on my lap, the other thinks that she has to be there too. It goes to the point sometims that they will push each other off and get angry or cry if one is being held and they are not. Also, if one gets to do something, the other gets very upset. Even the simplest thing. For example, we were grocery shopping and I asked the older one to hold my pen for a second. the little one cried and whined for several days that the older one got to hold my pen and she didn't. I have tried taling with them. I try to treat each one equally. I have tried punishing them for the silly complaints. I don't know what else to do. They love each other dearly and will walk around holding hands, but they fight on and off all day long. I know that sibling rivalry is normal, but is it normal for them to be this jealous?
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