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How To Sort Out Sibling Rivalry Without Going Completely Insane

Sibling rivalry is torture isn’t it?

If you have more than one child in your house you know the emotional exhaustion that comes with children who fight.

They can get on so beautifully sometimes, but at others, it’s like World War Three.

And worse, you’re expected to sort it out.

Which is more complicated that trying to unravel a tangled knot of toddler hair.

What usually happens is that one child ends up getting ‘in trouble’ for being the cause of the problem, while the others gloat.

The ‘winners’ bask in the glory of being in favour, and the ‘losers’ feel resentful – towards their siblings and towards you.

Plus, you feel awful about the whole thing. Never sure if you’ve got the right ‘offender’ or delivered an appropriate consequence.

So, no real winners here. Only losers all around.

It’s just horrible. You wish it would go away, but you know it won’t.

What you need is what anyone needs in a messy, awkward, thorny situation.

A simple solution. A roadmap to help you navigate the quagmire of complexity.

A series of steps that helps you work through the mess, and come out feeling squeaky clean.

Something reliable that really works.

So here it is. How to sort out sibling rivalry without going completely insane. ;-)

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