We want our kids to get along, to be there for each other now and in the future. But what happens when our kids AREN’T getting along most of the time?
Many of us either assume they’ll work it out on their own… or we step in and become judge and jury, trying to figure out who was wrong and what the best punishment should be.
Instead, we can give kids the tools they need to resolve conflict on their own, so that not only do they respect themselves and their siblings… but they learn what they need in order to have healthy relationships and to treat others with respect both in and outside of the home.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What happens when we let kids “figure it out” on their own without teaching tools
- Specific tools that are missing and a need that is threatened when it comes to sibling relationships
- Simple action steps you can take so that the same sibling issues don’t keep coming up over and over
Referenced in this episode:
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band-Aid Parenting vs. Long Game Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game: The Framework)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 34 (Why Punishment Doesn’t Lead to Results That Last)