Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"My Kids Are Hitting Each Other"

My question is on how to deal with fighting amongst siblings. I know the general theory is to let them deal with it on their own. But, when my older son is punching his little sister and inflicting pain I’m not sure that is the way to handle it (even though often she is the instigator…). What we typically do is try to model to them how to use words when they are upset with each other, and model how to show compassion. That has worked with one of our sons in dealing with his sister, but not his brother who resorts to problem solving with hitting.

- Anonymous Mom, Chandler AZ

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