Parents often want to separate kids when they are fighting. It can be so much easier. We try and do the opposite. The kids are stuck together until they work it out. This teaches them not to walk away from their problems. It teaches them how to solve problems they have with each other. This will give them tools for solving relationship problems outside of the home. We don’t want them to enter a marriage and want to run away when a problem arises. Luckily, at the younger ages, my kids disagreements seem to be short lived and easily forgiven. As kids get older, this might mean spending a lot of time together until they can learn to enjoy each other. If they’re not working it out between themselves, you can aid in finding solutions. However, if they refuse to work it out and forgive, they’re stuck together for quite some time.
Day #183 Tip – When Kids are Fighting, Keep them Together
July 1, 2012 by 5 Comments