This makes me seem like a mean mom.
When my girls are getting at each other’s throats, I don’t give them space or turn on a movie or distract them with a fun new toy. I tell them they clearly need more practice getting along, so any electronics get put away and I make them:
A) Do a chore together
B ) Hold hands and put their arms around each other while I read to them
They are always so mad at me in the moment, but I just pretend I don’t care and cheerfully tell them something like, “Well, if you don’t want to hold hands, just get along!”
It works like a charm.
They start whispering about ways to look like they’re getting along, and before I know it, they’re giggling and actually getting along.
They think the joke’s on me, but I know having them work through their disagreements and figure it out together – without me mediating or distracting them every second – is key to having a positive relationship with each other once they’re adults.
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