Sibling rivalry is a concern for almost all parents of two or more kids. This not only can cause a great deal of stress and feelings of frustration for parents but can also have both immediate and lifelong damage between the kids involved. While I believe that sibling rivalry is an inevitable part of having children, I definitely think that the degree to which it occurs can be controlled.
I do not think it is possible for me to keep my kids from fighting, teasing and annoying each other. I believe that bickering will always be a part of their relationship. So as a parent my job is not to make sure that fighting doesn’t happen, but to make sure that the banter between them won’t cause them serious harm–physically, emotionally, or mentally. Furthermore, I also feel that it is important to instill in the minds of my children what “being siblings” really means.
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