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Settling Fights with Kids
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:31 PM
I have 2 boys aged 9 and 11 who have a love/fight relationship. The fighting is doing my head in. Any ideas on how to deal with it. Particularly the ones where they blame each other for fault and I don't want to keep taking sides
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:41 AM
i tell my kids they can sort it out, if i get involved it leaves me stressed and the kids might get sorted but then they have another diagreement.... if i leave them they eventually sort it out and are laughing and playing together in the next breath.
Whats doing my head in atm is the "its not fair, she has one and i dont, ...." how come they get that and i dont?
I forgot how competitive siblings are.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:46 AM
The two of mine that fight get sent to their rooms. You can't reason with them, and neither one of them is prepared to let the other have the last word, so they can stay in their rooms until they're over it.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:02 AM
I let them sort it out themselves. If it seems like they aren't going to, and it isn't obvious who is at fault, then I simply send both to their rooms.
Generally, 10 minutes later they will both in one room talking again anyway.
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