30 Blogs with the Best Tips on Helping Siblings to Get Along
Sibling rivalry is an age old problem for parents. The constant fights and petty squabbling can be enough to drive you insane but, short of divorcing your battling kids, you’re stuck with them. If only you could help them see the error of their ways and get along, life would become so much more peaceful for everyone. So why not take the bulls by the horns, so to speak? These 30 blogs are full of great tips to help resolve your sibling rivalry dilemma.
From the Cradle
If you still have the chance, it’s always better to teach them young. Sibling rivalry is often traced back to the introduction of a new person into a child’s life. The proverbial green-eyed monster comes to visit and, if you don’t nip it in the bud, becomes a permanent house guest. To get ahead of the game, pay a visit to these five blogs on introducing a new baby to his brother and sisters.
- Helping Toddlers Bond with New Baby Siblings
- Two Siblings and the Bond They Made
- Preparing for a New Sibling
- Introducing a New Sibling to Your Toddler
- Encouraging Children with New Siblings
By this stage, it is a given that you missed out on the opportunity to establish sibling kinship from the get go. Not to worry, you are still in charge and can change the course of your warring siblings’ joint futures. It is time to establish some rules that, if enforced with military precision, will bring your little nightmares to heel in no time. There are some great tips for establishing rules in these five blogs, too.
- Dealing with Sibling Fighting
- Rules for Behavior Between Siblings in the House
- Sibling Rivalry | Mom Is Not A Referee!
- Can Sibling Squabbles Be Tamed?
- Disbanding the (Sibling) Fight Club
Nurturing Positive Behaviors
Once you have established a temporary truce, it’s time to start working on the core issues. Your sibling children are reacting negatively to conflicts with each other, which is preventing them from resolving any of their issues. This will continue until they learn to effectively communicate, without someone ending up with broken bones. Take your first steps on the path to a peace treaty with tips from these five blogs on positive sibling communication.
- 17 Tips to Encourage Sibling Bonding [From the Mouths of Moms]
- How To Create A Strong Sibling Bond Between Your Kids
- How Siblings Bond
- Nature vs. Nurture: What Parents Should Know About Their Child’s Temperament
- “Life is good”: 4 Ways to Nurture Optimism In Your Kids
Controlling Playtime Feuding
Playtime is a rather misleading title, given that it is serious business for kids. It is possible that each of your children will have their own playing style. This is not necessarily a bad thing, until the styles of play conflict. It is important, in such cases, to help them find a happy medium. Once they understand each other better, cooperation will soon follow. For a more in-depth look into the intricate world of child’s play, read through these five blogs.
- Sibling Love (teaching kids to get along and love each other)
- Sibling Rivalry: Five Strategies to Reduce It
- Surviving Summer Boredom and Sibling Rivalry
- Teaching Siblings How to Get Along & Reducing Sibling Rivalry
The Teenage Years
When the dreaded teenage years come around, even siblings who were once inseparable can become enemies. You may vaguely remember those confusing years yourself, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. However, as you will find out, being the parent in the scenario is a whole new deal. When your teen siblings are telling you that they hate each other, as well as everyone else, it’s time to retire to a quiet place and consult these five blogs.
- 10 Common Reasons Why Teen Siblings Fight
- Help! My Kids Won’t Stop Fighting!
- Is my teen ‘normal’ crazy or seriously troubled?
- When Teen Siblings Don’t Get Along
- Sibling conflict in adolescence.
Feuding Adult Siblings
When siblings carry their wars into adult life, the situation can become extremely difficult for the entire family. It is no joke when adult siblings start a food fight during Thanksgiving dinner that isn’t born out of good-natured fun. Find their inner children and put them in timeout with these five blogs.
- Sandwich Generation, Sibling Bonds & Aging Parents
- Live Chat: Sibling Rivalry with Elizabeth Bernstein
- Sibling Rivalry-Parents Beware, it is not only a Childhood Issue
- When Adult Siblings Fight–6 Steps To Heal The Hurt
- Family: Dealing with sibling rivalry
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