All siblings fight. Genuinely, when I see a sibling pair or group that is constantly nurturing and caring towards each other with no bickering or competition, it’s time to look deeper. When kids treat their siblings only with care and concern it’s almost always because the family has gone or is going through a severe stress. The death of a parent or someone’s serious physical or mental illness, war or refuge and escape from violence are the usual causes of siblings being highly attentive to and *never* hard on each other.
So take heart, if your kids are fighting that is normal. But as I say here so often, normal doesn’t always mean acceptable. Today I am inviting you to find me on A Mother World, an online parents magazine in Canada, talking about Why Our Kids Fight and what we can do about it!