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Sibling Squabbles

Sibling Squabbles

“Squabbles between siblings are inevitable and necessary. The less I do, the better.”

Many parents are surprised to hear my advice on how to handle sibling rivalry.  And most parents I hear from are exhausted from the job they have taken on as referee.  Trying to referee doesn’t work and in fact can increase the number of

Distraction as a Discipline Tool? Um, No.

Distraction as a Discipline Tool? Um, No.

Notice how once a baby learns to crawl she gets her hands on everything in sight?  It’s a wonderful moment for your baby but parents scramble to figure out what to do about this little octopus.  “We just distract him away from the cord to play with something else,”  one father told me.”It works most