While it’s nice to spend more time together as a family over the holidays, the amount of energy we have to spend mediating sibling issues can be exhausting.
It seems that the more we try to help our kids work through their issues, the more they whine and complain about the unfairness of things.
Instead of spending the season acting like a referree, it is possible to reduce the sibling bickering and complaining by addressing the reason for this behavior.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- The REAL reason kids fight so much (they’re actually meeting needs!)
- How you can address kids’ needs proactively so that simply they don’t fight as much
- How to address sibling issues in the moment so they diffuse more quickly
Referenced in this Episode:
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band-Aid Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game Framework)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 8 (discusses the need for engagement/stimulation)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 9 (discusses the need for significance)
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