Kids & Family
S5-Ep146 - Sibling Rivalries Part I.
Here it is, I’ve had it on my list for a while now. And I haven’t addressed it because, well I’m not an expert on sibling rivalry. But I know some people that are. So over the next few days, I want to come at this unceasing drama a few different ways.
First, to all the parents with one child. Take a few days off I guess? Revisit an old episode that you think really helped you, or better yet, talk with your bestie about that episode. Build your community up a little.
For the rest, it is a natural issue, sibling rivalries. You didn’t create it. You can’t make it go away completely. This is life. Don’t beat yourself up over it.
But the best way to accept it is to ask yourself, just like positiveparentingsolutions.com puts it:
how would you feel if your spouse brought home someone else and expected the two of you to get along?
I’ll link the website I got some of these tips from in the show notes.
There are 6 good tactics on that list. I want to cover two of them, because I do one, and I should do more of the other.
Last, conflict resolution is a very advanced skill set, so don’t project your adult reasoning onto developing brains. Give them some runway, but when it starts to work, you’ll feel the stress level in the house go down a notch.
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