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My kids are always fighting. How can I help them get along?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Helping siblings

Fighting among siblings is a universal issue.
Some key points that help: mom & dad need to be on same page & agree & not fight in front of kids ever; praise good behavior as much as 10:1 for every correction you give. Modeling words & touching/behavior you want them to follow helps. Supernanny has many great pearls for this as does Dr. Ray http://drray.com/bookstore. Family Enrichment in SF also!

In brief: Helping siblings

Fighting among siblings is a universal issue.
Some key points that help: mom & dad need to be on same page & agree & not fight in front of kids ever; praise good behavior as much as 10:1 for every correction you give. Modeling words & touching/behavior you want them to follow helps. Supernanny has many great pearls for this as does Dr. Ray http://drray.com/bookstore. Family Enrichment in SF also!
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Frances Ilozue
You can't stop it but you can definitely moderate it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Have conference

If the kids are old enough, sit down for a discussion.
Do so at a quiet time.Explain that when they fight/disrupt the house etc.It makes you feel sad, angry, whatever.You have decided that is not acceptable & worthy of punishment.Decide as a group the punishment due for the various infractions, yelling, hitting, pushing etc.Post it on the fridge & enforce it.Consistant penalties allows for choice.

In brief: Have conference

If the kids are old enough, sit down for a discussion.
Do so at a quiet time.Explain that when they fight/disrupt the house etc.It makes you feel sad, angry, whatever.You have decided that is not acceptable & worthy of punishment.Decide as a group the punishment due for the various infractions, yelling, hitting, pushing etc.Post it on the fridge & enforce it.Consistant penalties allows for choice.
Dr. James Ferguson
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