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End Sibling Rivalry For Good

If your kids are continually fighting and bickering, you are probably getting towards the end of your tether. In fact, you might have been right at the end of your tether for some time already! There’s no denying that arguments between your kids will be driving you up the wall but, thankfully, there are a few different things you can do about it. You don’t have to live with all of that shouting and crying for too long. All you need to do is follow these great tips to put an end to sibling rivalry for good!

Be A Team

You need to create a team spirit between your family. By reinforcing the fact that you are on the same team, you should find that the kids are more open to working through their issues together. After all, they won’t want to be the one responsible for splitting up the team and causing any issues within it. You should find that by becoming team players, your kids will be more cooperative and relaxed when playing with other kids as well.

Teach Them To Take It In Turns

If your kids know how to take it in turns, then there will be a smaller chance of them ever fighting over any toys, belongings, or the TV. You should also ensure that each child gets the same amount of time for their turn. For instance, if one spends an hour on the internet, then the other child also deserves their own hour. So, you might want to look at the many internet providers who offer unlimited streaming and browsing. That way, you won’t have to rack up a huge bill for the internet because you have let the kids each have an equal go on it!

Set Up A Money Jar Scheme

If you give your kids pocket money, you might want to start a fun money jar scheme. Each child and yourself get a jar. You then pay their pocket money for the week into the jar. However, if someone hurts, teases or starts an argument with the other child, then some of their money gets taken out and put into your jar. The kids won’t want to lose a single penny, so will be very careful to not start any arguments!

Don’t Get Angry

If the children do start to argue and their rivalries begin to flare up again, you shouldn’t get angry yourself. Ideally, you will need to stay calm and collected. Otherwise, you might find that your kids feed off your anger and they just get even worse. Even if it doesn’t make them even angrier, it will only leave them very upset. So, if you do start to get frustrated and stressed, make sure you close your eyes and count to ten. This will give you a chance to calm down before you address the situation.

Hopefully, you’ve got plenty of great ideas how you can prevent anymore sibling rivalry from this blog post! Good luck with it!

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