I have two DILs, and I get on fantastically with the younger one, tho' the elder has been more of an effort. However, elder DIL has now asked me for advice -first time ever, about the challenging behaviour of their seven year old son. I need to tread carefully, because I think the problems stem from the indulgent treatment of the younger child (mollycoddled and given in to, over everything, since birth). The elder child didn't seem jealous then, but I feel that he is now trying to get his mum's attention by any means possible. At the moment, this takes the form of 'little brother baiting' on a non stop basis, which of course is not actually helping mum to feel warm towards him. Their relationship has always been more difficult. How do I begin to explore this problem with DIL without sounding judgemental?
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