Many parents envision their children getting along, playing nicely together and even lending a helping hand at times. But once baby No. 2 arrives, it’s usually a different reality. Swiping toys, pushing, screaming and crowding each other’s space comes with the territory of having 2 or more kids. It’s the natural ebb and flow of […]
Brothers and sisters fight. It’s just the natural ebb and flow of family life — and a significant part of growing up. Different personalities and ages play a role, not to mention sibling rivalry to compete for parental love and attention. So don’t despair if your firstborn is always criticizing his siblings or your youngest […]
Letting children settle their own disputes with siblings or peers can teach valuable life lessons, but some situations may warrant a parental referee.