The timeliness of this particular post is uncanny. My child that came home at an older age has a particular difficulty when she feels she has been wronged by a younger sibling. I imagine in the orphanage that she just “took care of it”.
Also impressed w/ the timeliness. LOL We’ve been witnessing this same phenomenon at our house w/ one son who’s been home 8 months now. I’m totally uncertain as to how best to handle it. Do we comfort him for those perceived slights (even a chair can be blamed for his pain) including the hundredth time he mentions an invisible sore? Do we say “I’m sorry” and carry on? We have several other young children who will be picking up on how this is handled & possibly adding it to their own repertoire, so that factors in, also.