If you have more than one child in your house, odds are your
children are best friends one minute and arguing with each other 87
Siblings argue for many different reasons, depending on their
personality and age. When children are young, they often argue over
toys and their parent's attention. As they turn into teenagers, the
arguments are often over sharing things like the family car,
telephones and computers. Teens also become jealous of their
siblings over accomplishments, such as academics, sports or
"When children are given the opportunity to work out problems
with their siblings, they learn life-long negotiation skills and
how to get along with others, which requires consideration,
compromise and reconciliation," says Susan Tordella, founder of
www.raisingable.com. No magic cure can make your children stop
arguing with each other, but here are some ways you can reduce
sibling rivalry in your house:
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