Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Here's How to Encourage Kids to Stop Fighting

Tue 01 Dec 2020 | 01:00 AM
Sara Goda

Young siblings fight together all the time whether it is over who finished their snack first or over some toy. While some may say it is totally normal, it can lead to serious future issues. So, here are 3 tips to help your kids get along and stop fighting:

  • Never compare your kids to each other                                                                                                    Make sure to avoid comparing your kids' abilities and skills to each other because this will only make them feel insecure and hurt as well as increasing their negative feelings towards each other. For example, when praising one of your kids, make sure to only talk about his inpidual accomplishment without comparing them to their sibling. Also, make sure to never mention their difference in front of them.                               
  • Treat your kids as inpiduals                                                                                                                          While it may seem like a great idea to treat your kids all the same, it is actually not at all healthy. Because each kid is unique and different no matter how alike they may seem and their needs are always different. Make sure to try and meet each kid's needs inpidually. For example, buy them different Christmas gifts and let each of them choose his/her own clothes and toys.                                                                                 
  • Establish some rules                                                                                                                                        Make sure to establish some clear ground rules when it comes to your kids interactions together and make sure they fully understand what is acceptable and what is not as well as the consequences of breaking these rules.