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I think i have been refereeing, and i realise that is not helping. I have decided to take the approach of "not interested". This has resulted in the bickering escalating into physical fighting. I had tried time outs and stuff, but its not helpful as its obviously a natural-ish thing amongst siblings. Physical fighting i struggle to ignore as i dont believe anyone should be hitting. So am i right in thinking this is the time i seperate them both to time outs, maybe? Any tips or ideas as its driving me mad thanks
My two do this. God the shrieking and yelling! I usually separate and distract. Doesn't always work but it's best shot. "One of you in one room doing X and the other can come and choose/help/do this in another room"You'll never get to the bottom of who started if they both yell denials so just split them up. You have my sympathy!
Physical stuff - yes, they both go elsewhere (here it's to their rooms). You do need to separate. And absolute zero tolerance - you're in there like a shot.Standard squabbling - I tend to leave them to it, on the basis that that way they'll learn the art of conflict resolution. Patchy results, though.
Thanks. I hate name calling, too. So trying to ignore it is hard. Im going to stick with it. As for fighting, im pleased to hear intervening is best as i dont think i could just ignore that!Hopefully i will see an improvement in a week or two
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