Sibling shenanigans are the bane of my life. I have spent hours deep in negotiation trying to get one child to see the other’s point of view. Trying to explain that the other child is much younger and may seem to be being unreasonable but is actually acting their age. Trying to come to a compromise where no-one loses face and peace can be restored. If Mum’s ran peace talks the world would be a better place.
The arrival of the Summer holidays means negotiations can take place every five minutes as, with four children all jockeying for position, there is usually someone who feels hard done by. I feel like a limp lettuce by the end of the day but then I look up from some pointless piece of housework and see this and all is right in my world.
What are your top tips for dealing with sibling squabbles?