Contributed by Myrna Lapres at coachmyrna.org
Why Our Kids Fight and What We Can Do About It
How many times do parents hear one of their kids screaming, “Dad! Michael won’t stop picking on me!” And then Michael whines, “I am not! Lisa started it! Why do I always get blamed for everything around here?” What are we to do when our kids are bickering, at each other’s throats and try to make us referees?
The first step toward success is understanding why siblings bicker and fight. Sibling conflicts are a pretty typical and normal part of family life. In fact, one might argue that these conflicts are good training for life. Another reason siblings fight is because it gets them attention and control. In fact, one might argue that these conflicts are good training for life. That is, by negotiating childhood conflicts with their brothers or sisters, our kids learn valuable skills for getting along with others in the real world if we as parents model working out our own disagreements in a cooperative manner and guide our children to take responsibility to resolving conflicts in a healthy manner.
- are in the beginning stages of family life with young children and feeling overwhelmed
- have a relatively happy family and want to find ways to improve what you are doing
- are in the middle of painful challenges with a son or daughter
- want to support your adult children raise your grandchildren
you can find principles and tools to help you raise responsible, loving and happy children as well as find more Real Love for yourself in the upcoming 3-week webinar series beginning on Monday, September 10th.
Some of the benefits of joining the Real Love in Parenting Webinar Series are:
- You will be part of a supportive group as you practice Real Love
- Each session will include practice scenarios & homework to begin implementing a new way of relating
- You can bring your questions back to the next session
- The webinar provides you with the opportunity to practice and be accountable to the group
- You can participate in parenting and relationship education without leaving your home