Don’t you wish that there was some sort of easy way you could get your kids to get along with each other? Think about how much easier this would make life for you if you could do this. You’d be able to focus more on things that needed to get done around the house instead of worrying about your kids going at each others throat. There are different tactics you can employ in order to do this and most of them work quite well if used the right way. Here are three simple things you can do now to help your kids get along better with each other.
Make sure you don’t compare your kids to each other
Parents have a bad habits of doing things that suggest to one child they like the other better. Sometimes it can be just giving more attention to another child or being willing to go out of their way for them. It can be in the way they hear you speak to a sibling compared to them (example would be a harsh tone with one and a soft tone with another).
Comparing kids to each other is the worst things you can do though. It puts one kid on a pedestal and lowers the other one. This not only will cause your kids to have a hard time getting along in the future, but it can cause problems later on in life as far as self esteem goes.
Give your kids a chance to work out problems amongst themselves
It’s so easy to be tempted to get involved with your kids arguments or try to solve problems for them, but this isn’t something you should do all the time. In order for your kids to get along they’ll have to understand how to resolve problems on their own. If you always come into the picture they one child will always have the chance to make up lies about the other.
Working out problems amongst themselves is also a good way to build a stronger bond as they get older.
Get your kids involved with each other activities
Sometimes siblings might have a hard time getting along because they just don’t appreciate each other enough. Well one way to help get over this would be for them to get involved with each others life. If your kids play sports for instance, then consider taking them to each others games. They can cheer each other on. This is one of the most powerful ways to get kids to appreciate each other.
These methods work, but sometimes they might not work as well as you want them to. If your kids have a fractured relationship, then first this has to be resolved. This means communication. If your kids won’t talk to each other or to you about things than you might have to get a mediator involved. Family is family and if your kids are still very young than they can definitely learn to appreciate each other better and get along.