“That is sooooooo not fair” wailed my 9 year old from the bathroom. Not really sure what he was wailing about but my swift response was an equally pained cry of “guess what buddy….life’s not fair!” You see I know that my kids get ample amounts of everything. They get ample amounts of love, attention, toys, books, games, clothes, shoes and opportunity. It seems at times however, there can still be some snippet of ’something’ that is alluding them, but is apparently, rightfully theirs! [Read more...]
Sibling rivalry, like parent guilt, tantrums and snotty noses seem to be part of the whole ‘parenting package’. Can we win the war, or should we simply be prepared to manage the individual battles whilst minimising the casualties?
These are some of the things my kids fight over:
TV, Xbox and computer usage, who cheated when playing ’2 square’, who hit who first, who was sitting at the good end of the couch first, who last emptied the dishwasher, and so on and so on. Nothing out of the ordinary really and most of the time ’semi manageable’, depending on mood, temperament and amount of sleep had on the previous night by all parties involved. [Read more...]