Help! Back Seat Battles are Driving me Crazy!

Help! Back Seat Battles are Driving me Crazy!

Help By Age & Stage, Parenting
Car rides can often be as challenging as bed time. "Moooom, johnny spat on me...again!"  "hey...make him stop poking me!" Ever here that going in the back seat? Are your children fighting and bickering in the car and driving you crazy? Siblings often decide that being in the car is a perfectly legitimate reason to spit, kick, hit, yell or otherwise aggravate each other. For some parents, the prospect of a ten minute drive, let alone a road trip brings up surges of stress. While it's true that some positive parenting tools realistically cannot work in the car, like getting down to a child's level, making eye contact and hugging, yelling out "cut it out!" and "stop it, stop it already" and threatening to put everyone in the corner when getting home don't have to…
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