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Coco McAtee LSCSW
Family Life Educator | Speaker | Facilitator


Telling the Truth About Bodies


sibling rivalry

October 30, 2012

Ever pull your hair out due to kids bickering?
Does this picture look familiar?  You tear your hair out with sibling rivalry and bickering.

For those of you with younger kids, a suggestion to TEACH socialability between siblings is to calmly approach them, gently ask for the object of their bickering at first (if it is a fight about an item). Work with them to develop a plan that both agree to.  A second option for a bit older kids is to ask them to go to your room and that they can come out when they have a plan or idea for being more peaceful.

Finally, develop a “job jar” with slips of paper that have a whole host of “chores” and since they have so much energy, they can work it off.  If they can work out a solution immediately, they don’t have to do the chore.

Read "Siblings Without Rivalry" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish