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Helping young children resolve sibling conflict

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Children from 3 through to seven are developmentally able to learn to resolve disputes with siblings using slightly more advanced techniques. They can separate themselves from their possessions and are better able to regular their behaviour. Here some ideas to help kids in this age group when they fight with a sibling:   1. Help them see their place in conflict.  Help young children understand that often they do or say things that may have caused sibling conflict. “That’s your brother’s favourite chair. You know when you sits in it he gets annoyed.” They frequently don't know their place in a dispute so a first step maybe to help them see how they contributed to a dispute or misunderstanding.    2. Create a No hitting rule. Kids it this age group learn a great deal by rules. It’s useful to establish a blanket &ldqu...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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