Few things disturb me more than hearing my children argue. I want my children to grow up with happy memories of their time together, not resentment over childhood disagreements.
Conflict between brothers and sisters is inevitable, but siblings can learn to see each other as friends, not rivals. Here are some tips for overcoming sibling rivalry:
Fostering good relationships between siblings is hard work. But remember, proper socialization begins at home. A child who can get along with his brothers and sisters can get along with just about anyone!
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too is the best book I've read about sibling rivalry.
It provides a window into the feelings that drive our children's negative interactions with each other, and provides realistic solutions for overcoming those problems.
The book is full of scripts that show how to communicate with children without yelling or threatening, in a manner that helps them learn to express their feelings and resolve conflict.
The drawings in this book add a light touch to a serious topic. They are hilariously realistic, and provide clear examples for changing unhealthy patterns and addressing troubling behaviors.
Siblings Without Rivalry is easy-to-read and entertaining, yet honest and helpful. Follow this link to learn more about Siblings Without Rivalry.
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