All families argue. It’s not whether you fight but how you fight that makes the difference… Don’t miss discussing and signing the pledge at the end of the article! After some happy outdoor play, I heard my son E run straight up… Read More
…And Teaching Turn-Taking to Young Children “My child gets a new toy, shows it off and then rips it away telling her sibling, ‘No! You can’t play with it!’” “I want my children to feel grateful for her brothers and for their… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment Tags: children's social and emotional development, Conflict Management, Conflict resolution, Family collaboration, family teamwork, fostering children's kindness, Perspective taking, positive sibling behaviors, Responsibility, Responsible decision-making, sibling arguments, Sibling fighting, sibling kindness, sibling relationships, Sibling rivalry, siblings
“Our Mom wasn’t like other Moms.” a twenty-something daughter of my mentor recalled. “As kids, when we were doing something crazy, she wouldn’t yell. She would get so quiet.” “And she moved really slowly.” added the thirty-something sister. “We called it her strange… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Conflict, Constructive response, Emotional drama, Emotional safety plan, Escalation, Family stress, Impulse control, Nonviolent protest, Pause and reflect, Self discipline, Self-management, Sibling fighting, Silence, Strange calm, Strange calm technique, Tone of environment
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