Kids Fighting Over New Toys? What To Do and What Not To Do
Now that the gifts have been doled out, the Christmas movies have been watched and the fatigue has set in: It's time for the fighting!
Let's be honest; the few days after the holidays can be tough and loud. Kids start to gaze over at their siblings toys and start to wander who got the better deal. And then the yelling begins. Which begets more yelling from you, as you start to hate yourself for raising such ungrateful children. So how do you handle the hotbed of sibling rivalry?
You may be surprised to learn that the experts in the video do not recommend forced sharing. Insisting that kids share their special gifts can make kids hate sharing -- and then they will be ungrateful wretches.
The good news is that fighting is healthy for siblings -- it is where they learn how to negotiate close relationships. So bring on the fighting! I mean, teaching and natural consequences.
How do you handle it when your kids fight over their new toys?
Want more chaos? Last year, I wrote about Demi Lovato falling out with Disney over a joke.