Should Parents Intervene When Siblings Fight?
Huffington Post - 12/09/2020
In general, you should not ignore sibling skirmishes, because it sends the message that you condone what’s happening, said Laurie Kramer, a professor of applied psychology at Northeastern University in Boston who runs a program called More Fun With Sisters And Brothers, for parents of 4- to 8-year-old children who want to help those kids build positive relationships.
Specifically, she believes parents should make sure children have the skills they need to be able to manage conflicts before they’re given room to figure it out on their own. And one of those skills is the art of stopping when things get heated, which, frankly, is something a lot of adults struggle with.