Tips on How To Minimize Sibling Rivalry as a Parent?

  1. Shil1978 profile image92
    Shil1978posted 6 years ago

    Tips on How To Minimize Sibling Rivalry as a Parent?

  2. the girls profile image81
    the girlsposted 6 years ago

    This is a hard question...  I think sibling rivalry will always be present within the brood. How to minimize it depends on how the parents know their children well to be able to deal with the subtle signs.

  3. Rufus rambles profile image78
    Rufus ramblesposted 6 years ago

    Don't have favorites, be consistent, be fair and have set rules about what type of "rivalry" is acceptable and what isn't. i.e. swearing, excessive violence and cruelty. Encourage the siblings to "be a team" and do things together to enhance cooperation. Give them the chance to feel like a team, have fun family activities and always stress the importance of tolerance and kindness, even though people may annoy us in life. (mind you - I have read articles saying that sibling rivalry is important for kids to learn conflict resolution skills in later life so a little rivalry may be fine)