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10 ways kids involve parents in fights

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Sibling fighting is common but not inevitable.  Sometimes parents get drawn into sibling disputes when they don’t involve them. Parents become embroiled in the conflict and help create the problem rather than solve it.   Children usually become quite adept at drawing their parents into disputes between siblings. Parents need to be aware of the following ten common ways children involve parents in their sibling disputes:   1. Beware the teller of tales because they can draw you into disputes you don’t need to be in. “Tell Tale children” tend to involve parents in fights and disputes when they don’t need to be. Tales also invite parents to take sides, which may mean a fight stops momentarily. However it will begin again at another time as there may be lingering resentment about you taking sides.   2. Beware the blame ga...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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