Sibling fights and sibling rivalry can be exhausting. Many parents describe it as one of the most stressful parts of parenting, wishing they would just get along – be best friends and appreciate each other. Many of us end up responding to their quarrels with disappointment and worry, often refereeing more than empowering them to work it out for themselves as much as possible.
But the fact is, sibling fights only become a problem if we allow it. We don’t HAVE to give every little fight our FULL attention; we CAN ignore some of it and remove ourselves occupying a more peaceful place! But how? And why should we?
Because fighting is an inescapable part of this unique relationship.
Becoming clearer on your own position in your children’s sibling relationship is one of the most powerful ways to create a more harmonious family atmosphere and reduce conflicts.