After a long day’s work, all you can dream about is a long, hot soak in your bathtub. But with kids quarreling just outside your bathroom door, that dream may just very well drown itself in those bathtub bubbles.
Brothers and sisters fight over many things. To us parents, it’s petty, but to them, they’re just about ready to use some wrestling mat tape to prepare for a serious wrestling match. So, what can we do to handle fighting siblings?
Losing your temper and yelling will not to anybody any good. When you feel you’re about to lose it, ever so calmly take away whatever item is causing the fight, and send the kids in two separate rooms. This will be a good time out opportunity for you as well.
After you’ve all calmed down, try to talk to them and ask them what the real problem is. If the kids can’t give you an answer, tell them to stay away from each other for the rest of the day.
The best way to deal with sibling rivalry is by staying cool as you try to look for the reason behind the fight.