Conflict is part of every human relationship, because every relationship has two people with different needs and perspectives. Our job as parents is to teach our children to manage that conflict in ways that bring them closer.

What doesn’t work is jumping in to make a decision about who is right and who is wrong. Not only are we not teaching our kids to work anything out, but we’re inadvertently reinforcing sibling rivalry, by demonstrating support for one child over the other.


Helping Siblings Communicate Instead of Fight
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