For many little ones, one of the classic rites of childhood is sibling rivalry: whether it’s taking each other’s toys or too much space in the car, kids find all sorts of creative ways to battle. Fortunately, there are just as many ways parents can encourage them to think less like warring brothers and sisters, and more like BFFs. Get them to realize that they can be powerful contributors to their siblings’ lives, and each other’s greatest sources of comfort. Did your sister ace a test today? Celebrate it. Does your brother want his door closed? Respect it. Sharing is caring! Reject hitting and rudeness, and ask how they can solve their own conflicts (a great tool for grown-ups as well).
How do you keep the peace at home? Tell us in the comments!