6 Things Parents Can Do to Squash Sibling Rivalry

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Help Kids Work It Out

There is nothing more exhausting than playing referee between your kids. So instead of hearing both sides and passing judgment, Cassatly suggests letting them work it out independently. If they don’t know where to start, try saying, “You could take turns with the toy, or you could play with it together. Which do you think would work better?” When children get old enough to resolve their problems among themselves, you can tell them that they need to work out a solution and let you know what they’ve decided.