PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are ways to teach my child how to handle her own issues?

ANSWER

To show your child how to handle her own issues:

  • Teach compromise: Show how to resolve disputes in a way that satisfies all.
  • Enforce rules: Make sure all abide by the same rules.
  • Hold family meetings: Get the family together once a week to hash out issues, and let each child have a say.
  • Give kids the rights to their own possessions: Sharing is important, but children shouldn't be forced to share everything.

From: Sibling Rivalry WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Sibling Rivalry."

Lerner, R. , John Wiley & Sons, 2004. Handbook of Adolescent Psychology

University of Florida, IFAS Extension: "Sibling Rivalry."

Ohio State University Extension: "Understanding Sibling Rivalry."

Iowa State University: "Understanding Children: Sibling Rivalry."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Sibling Rivalry."

Lerner, R. , John Wiley & Sons, 2004. Handbook of Adolescent Psychology

University of Florida, IFAS Extension: "Sibling Rivalry."

Ohio State University Extension: "Understanding Sibling Rivalry."

Iowa State University: "Understanding Children: Sibling Rivalry."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 13, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What are ways to resolve the conflicts when sibling fighting escalates?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.