|Elijah tested our Pitsco catapult against a block wall.|
As you might imagine, in a large family, there can be a lot of sibling rivalry. Some days it seems like all my children do is argue! My husband and I were getting frustrated with all the negative noise. He came up with an idea which we implemented right away and that has helped turn the attitudes from negative to positive. Oh, and the children enjoy it and do it without our prompting.
|The clay ball is about to hit the wall.|
As we sat down for dinner that first night he asked each of the children to share something they liked about a brother or sister. They can share a fun moment they had together that day or anything positive. They also had to share something they liked about me. My husband and I shared something we were happy about from our day with them.
|And down it goes.|
From that day they have gotten along so much better and have spent a lot less time having arguments, putting each other down or calling each other names. We ask them to share at dinner time but they have started sharing at breakfast and lunch on their own. We've tried many things to get them to be kinder to each other but this has had the best effect.
How do you deal with sibling rivalry?