Sibling fighting is making me crazy!!!

Candace - posted on 11/25/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 6 year old son (Saxon) and my 3 year old daughter (Harley) fight uncontrollably. It is making me crazy. I am fed up and have ran out of ideas on my own. HELP!!!

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Sarah - posted on 11/26/2014

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One thing I did figure out was if my kids were at all short on sleep they fought more. try to get them interested in an activity where they each have a special roll. Like if you paint, the little one tapes down the paint, the older carried the water, the little one rips of paper towels, the older sops up the mess. Anytime I can establish teamwork between my kids things run more smoothly and they don't compete for tasks or fight over whom does what.
You can apply this to all sorts of things; little one gets the cereal, big one gets the milk, little one gets an apple, bigger one gets the cutting board. Praise them for teamwork, and how well they helped each other. Fighting is part of life with siblings. I never permitted physical violence with my kids, period. If they hit they had to sit on their hands and then sit and watch instead of participate. They learn fast!

Dru - posted on 11/26/2014

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I am in the same boat as you two girls 9& 11 if they are not tearing chunks out off each other try to ignore it they normally resolve it themselves and are best friends in the next breath. Hope it doesn't go on for long lol

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