Sibling rivalry is tough, and not just on the kids! TMC president Sam Kurtzman-Counter asks experts Dr. Joshua Sparrow, Dr. Laura Markham, and Dr. Pamela Varady to weigh in on how parents can help resolve conflict and up the love between sibs.
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Is negotiating with children a terrible loss of parental control, or can it be beneficial to developing healthy kids and healthy homes? Susan Stiffelman weighs both sides of the argument.
We all want peace and harmony in our families, but as every parent knows: kids fight. So what should exasperated parents do when their kids just will not play nice? Dr. Laura Markham offers us invaluable advice on how to manage sibling conflict and create a more peaceful environment for everyone in the family.
As much as we want our kids to get along, the truth is, all siblings fight. It can be exhausting trying to keep things calm. Noël Janis-Norton, author of Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting, sheds light on creating peace between siblings–by staying out it!
No one enjoys saying “No” to their kids – the tantrums, the whining – it can be tempting to just give in. But what does giving in really teach our children? Child development and behavioral specialist Betsy Brown Braun explains how best to say “No” and why your children will reap the benefits in the long term.
Do you ever feel you’re raising a tyrant whose every sentence ends in “I want it!”? Sociologist Dr. Christine Carter from the Greater Good Science Center shares useful advice on how to end the great entitlement battle.
Is your child regressing with the arrival of the new sibling? Dr. Laura Kauffman shares her tips on how to make the sibling transition a positive one.
Should parents argue in front of their kids or keep it behind closed doors? Could there be any benefit for the little ones to witness parental conflict? Judith Sherven, PhD, an expert in conflict resolution, helps us work it out.
Has your child been described as angry, defiant, or oppositional? Read on to hear from Dr. Ross Greene, Harvard child psychologist, on his tips and insight to help guide parents guide their children.
Grown-ups have a hard enough time fighting fair, so what do we do to help our kids deploy problem-solving skills? Dr. Heather Turgeon shares some valuable tools for helping our kids solve conflict.