Tag: Sibling fighting

Learn the Research-Based Ways Families Can Fight Fairly

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 to his bedroom and slam the door. As I knocked and entered his …

Promoting Sibling Kindness For All Ages

…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 toys and our life together.” “If one has it, the other one wants …

Strange Calm

“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 calm.” “And I guess it worked because we were weirded out by it …