How Do You Handle Sibling Rivalry?

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How Do You Handle Sibling Rivalry?

6 Sure Fire Ways To Stop It.

How to Handle Siblings Fighting
  1. First, teach kids how to handle conflict in a positive way – and with respect
  2. Make sibling harmony important for the whole family.
  3. Listen to each side properly
  4. Make respect a non-negotiable rule.
  5. Encourage your kids to get specific and state the problem.
  6. Ask the children to suggest some solutions.

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