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6 Things Parents Can Do to Squash Sibling Rivalry

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Keep emotion out of the picture when it comes to resolving fights. Instead, focus on the positive. “Remind kids about the importance of siblings sticking together,” Cassatly says, “and realize that they do ultimately care about each other. Praise them when they do something nice to each other, when they act mature, or when they look out for each other.” In time, you’ll see your children working out their differences, helping each other out, and eventually growing closer.

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