How Can Parents Dissolve Their Kids’ Sibling Rivalry?

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The sight of your kids fighting is surely the last thing you want to see. In spite of your best efforts to keep things smooth among them, sometimes, things take a bad turn. Follow these steps to help them maintain a healthy relationship with each other.

How To Help Kids Get Along?

  • Set ground rules for acceptable behaviour. There should be some ground rules, like no name-calling, no yelling, etc. Children have to learn that their behaviour will bear consequences and each is responsible for his/her own action.
  • Be proactive in giving each of your kids your separate attention. For example, take them to a park, and play with both of them. If one child likes to play and the other likes to read, then participate and encourage both. 
  • Ensure that kids have their own time with their own set of friends without their sibling tagging along.
  • The concept of family should be clear in your child’s mind. Have fun together as a family. Spend time with your kids and ease any tension between them. If fights become frequent, then hold family meetings to dissolve these issues and reduce conflicts.
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  • Recognize when kids need time apart from each other. Try arranging separate activities for each child occasionally.

These simple tips will really help your kids bond with each other.

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