Unfortunately, the way we respond to sibling conflict…
…can create resentment with us or with their brother or sister
…can enable them to become tattle-tellers instead of problem solvers
…can create hype around possessions
…can affect our relationships with your kids
…can communicate "you're wrong" or "I don't trust you"
So I started from square one.
I listed all potential functions.
I listed tons of prevention strategies.
I thought carefully about the missing skills & how to teach them.
And then, lastly, I organized responses (including the amazing safe place)
And then, upon success in reframing the way I deal with sibling conflict... I created a course. It's something I strive to use EVERY day in parenting my children, but also in conflict with cousins or friends. Using the framework for behavior I love, and know, and research and rave about.Read More