How to stop sibling fights? Any tried and tested methods?
Let them go through the motion. When they need you they’ll come to you and that’s when you can start using these as teachable moments to guide and do deep talks ◡̈
I agree with the other mums here. I let them quarrel without getting physical. I don't allow them to hit each other. If they are really upset with each other, I have encouraged them to sit down and talk. Sometimes that involves yelling and tears, but it's okay, at least they're talking about it.Read more
Unless it gets dangerous I don’t bother to interfere too much. These are practical ways to learn problem solving and negotiating! And some of the best memories of childhood. 😀
I just let them fight! As Long as they are not doing anything dangerously crazy to each other.
I let them be when they're not hurting each other (at least not too much) haha.
- When u have more than 1 child , is it common to have sibling fights n squabbles or even his simple snatching of toys n crying ? It is driving me nuts .. I have a 2 years old n 5 years oldAnonymous
- How can you get rid of Sibling rivalry? or can we really get rid of it? Any tips on how to avoid sibling rivalry on opposite gender.
For me, I think that some degree of competition or comparison between siblings is healthy. The main thing I would take note of is to avoid always putting one particular child down. Recognize the strength of each child and play to each one’s advantage at various points. For example, have a reading competition and see who can read the most number of books in a week. Praise both children for their efforts (regardless who won) but give more credit to the one who read more. Have another contest that would be to the other’s child’s advantage (based on your child’s strength). Children, especially siblings, learn from one another and could benefit from such healthy competition. I grew up in a family with three children (with one brother and one sister) and it is really difficult to minimize sibling rivalry. Fighting with one another is just part and parcel (and, in a way, the fun) of having siblings. ;) My parents always made sure we play fair and always use reason and logic in determining who is at fault (or who to praise). They never play favorites (at least not in front of us) when handling conflicts so our "rivalry" has never escalated to anything that (in my opinion) would cause any emotional harm.Jo-an D. Liwanag
- Bio oil is not working on my stretch marks! Any other tried and tested methods to get rid of my stripes?
I would like to recommend Mustela StretchMark Cream. I like the light smell and not very oily. Also, it is made of natural ingredients and doesn't contain chemicals (no parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, bisphenols A and S, ca eine and alcohol). The main ingredient is Avocado peptides, which help to increase skin's elasticity. Also, it is safe to be used during breastfeeding. You can purchase it online here and it costs about $60 for 250ml. http://www.pupsikstudio.com/mustela-maternite-stretch-marks-prevention-cream-fragrance-free-250ml.html I used Clarins Oil during my first pregnancy, and Mustela for my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies. So far I do not have any stretchmark on my belly. The reason I switched to Mustela is partly because Clarins Oil is too oily for me. Some tips to share when applying any brand of stretchmark cream/oil: - apply right after shower so the skin can absorb it faster - apply in circular motion on the belly and gently massage it (not too hard) - apply on thighs too as the areas will get stretchmarks due to expansion.Nalika Unantenne