8 Ways To Successfully Stop Siblings From Arguing

As a parent that has more than one child, you know that arguments will occur. Each child is different: unique needs, interests and personalities. At some point, these will clash and as a parent, you are stuck in the role of referee. Why do siblings argue? How can parents prevent their children from fighting? How can parents remain motivated to keep the peace in their home? Let’s discuss the practical tips to defuse your family feuds.

Sibling VS. Sibling

As mentioned, each child is different. They need diverse compliments and discipline. This means that your approach to each child must also be different. If they get into a dispute, the method you use to calm one of your children may be completely different for the other. From my personal experience growing up (I’m a middle child with 2 sisters so feel free to share your sympathies!) all it took was a certain tone of voice from my mother to get me to stop quarreling with my sisters. In contrast, my sisters needed stern lectures and threats of having privileges removed to behave (obviously I’m the favorite child. I’m kidding! My parents insist they love us equally. Let’s go with that!) So, what are the major reasons why siblings argue (myself included) with each other? Continue reading “8 Ways To Successfully Stop Siblings From Arguing”