Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
a book by Adele Faber and Elizabeth Mazlish
(our site's book review)
Hearing your children fight and bicker all the time makes parents feel lousy. Adele Faber and Elizabeth Malish have sorted out how and when to respond to the chaos. With good advice and some tips on how to diffuse as well as avoid those tough battles, the book is a good reference for parents who want to understand why their children fight. The main takeaway here is that parents must always avoid comparisons. The authors take the readers through a ton of different situations and outcomes to help them teach their brawling offspring a new set of responses to conflict. Use the book to learn how to manage sibling rivalry with both intelligence and compassion. It gives parents the practical tools they need to cope with conflict, encourage cooperation, reduce competition, and make it possible for children to experience the joys of sibling-hood.
Hearing your children fight and bicker all the time makes parents feel lousy