Two Key Points in Handling Sibling Rivalry

As a parent of siblings, I am lucky that my daughter is a peacemaker.  Her observant way of being in the world allows her to understand her younger brother, who is a ball of emotion.  However, there are days in our home when our daughter loses her impressive patience, and the two end up in a fight.  As a parenting and child development expert, I generally know how to handle these moments of rivalry, but as a parent I understand how excruciating and off putting they can feel.  


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