Rivalry to Harmony: Promoting Peace Among Siblings (Part 1)

Rivalry to Harmony: Promoting Peace Among Siblings (Part 1)

Family Communication, Parenting, Preschoolers 3-5 yrs
Sharing, holding hands, helping tie shoes, siblings can share a lifelong bond of trust, love and friendship. They can also have many fights, brawls and squabbles. Recent studies on sibling relationships seem to show a pattern relating to sibling relationships and parental affection, attachment and attention. Children that reported having to fight for parental attention and being forced to share belongings were generally unhappier later in life than those who have maintained a strong bond to their parents and siblings throughout childhood and early adulthood. Those children who felt their needs were attended to by parents early in life and in the teenage years, report more happiness later in life than children without siblings. So if having siblings can actually be good for overall happiness how can parents create an atmosphere that…
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One Box, Three Games, Loads of Fun & Learning

Play and Learning
Ever notice how children of all ages seem to just love playing with a cardboard box? Play is serious business for toddlers and preschoolers, it gives them a chance to understand, explore and learn! All three of my kiddos just absolutely love when we play with a cardboard box, they play together and usually come up with really fun games. Bonus: They are figuring out how to share, take turns, be patient and using their creativity. Here are three engaging, simple and easy games for toddlers and preschoolers to play with a cardboard box: Ramp it Up [caption id="attachment_771" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Let's try to share!"][/caption] Using giant foam blocks we propped up a large cardboard box to create a ramp. Using a sofa or another box could work too. With a container…
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